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Detroit Lions work out running back C.J. Prosise, 6 others

Detroit worked out the veteran running back.

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The Detroit Lions worked out former Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise, among six others on Thursday, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Prosise is a wide receiver turned running back that was heralded for his speed and elusiveness coming out of Notre Dame. He is remarkably similar to current rookie running back D’Andre Swift.

The running back was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft. Unfortunately, injuries hampered him, and he never carried the ball more than 30 times in a single season during his four years in Seattle. He did, however, get acquainted with current Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell while with the Seahawks.

He has carried the ball 65 times throughout his career for a combined 264 yards and two touchdowns. Prosise hit the free agent market this offseason as Seattle let him walk after the conclusion of his rookie contract.

Detroit also worked out six other free agents, per the NFL transaction wire:

That’s cornerbacks Brian Allen and Dominique Hatfield, former Michigan offensive lineman Erik Magnuson, linebacker Avery Moss, and running back Troymaine Pope and Jonathan Williams.

The workouts come after a recent lifting of the ban for free agent tryouts. Previously, teams were only allowed to bring in players they intended on signing, and they could only perform a physical. Now that has been lifted, but teams must still do a thorough couple rounds of COVID-19 testing before being able to bring the player within the team’s facility.