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Running back added: Rawls signs

Seattle Seahawks' Thomas Rawls runs the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars added to the running back position Wednesday.

In doing so, they added depth and potential with a player who has had NFL productivity in recent seasons.

Thomas Rawls, a third-year veteran who has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals, on Wednesday signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars.

Rawls (5-feet-9, 215 pounds) has started 17 NFL games and played in 35, rushing for 1,336 yards and seven touchdowns on 314 carries. He also has 31 career receptions for 266 yards and a touchdown.

Rawls, who played collegiately at Michigan before playing his final collegiate season at Central Michigan, originally signed as an undrafted free agent with Seattle shortly after the 2015 NFL Draft. He made the roster as a rookie, rushing for 830 yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries that season.

Rawls had three 100-yard rushing games that season, including a 209-yard, one-touchdown, 30-carries performance in a 29-13 victory over San Francisco.

The Jaguars now have seven running backs on the roster: Leonard Fournette, Carlos Hyde, T.J. Yeldon, Corey Grant, David Williams, Dmitri Flowers and Rawls. Yeldon and Grant are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on March 13.

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