The Seattle Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-13 Friday evening in the day’s only preseason action. Russell Wilson looked really sharp, completing 13 of 18 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns, but there was a former San Francisco 49ers running back who showed up for Seattle.
Mike Davis caught a short pass from Wilson that he turned into a 22-yard touchdown. He also had six rushes for 37 yards. Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy are the top two running backs on the Seahawks depth chart, with C.J. Prosise getting a lot of passing down work. Rawls and Prosise sat out the Vikings game with injuries, while Lacy had six rushes for 20 yards. Those three will be the main guys, but injury histories are an issue. Davis is competing with Alex Collins and others for a fourth running back role that could very well end up getting some work this season.
Davis started his career with the 49ers, coming in as a 2015 fourth round pick. Over the course of two seasons in Santa Clara, he rushed 54 times for 108 yards and one touchdown. Averaging 2.0 yards per carry is not going to cut it, and it is not surprise the 49ers waived him after a draft in which they added Joe Williams, trade for Kapri Bibbs, and then signed UDFA Matt Breida. They added Tim Hightower earlier in veteran free agency, and that seemed to settle the depth chart, leaving Davis on the outside looking in.