Thomas Rawls hasn't had the prominent role in the Seattle Seahawks backfield he could have hoped for this season.

Rawls, who earned the team's featured back spot two years ago in his rookie season, has struggled to find his form since returning from a fracture in his lower leg that caused him to miss seven games in 2016.

He's been active 11 of Seattle's 15 games and been listed as a healthy scratch three times this season.

“I think it's been frustrating for him,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Without question, he wants to play more. He had the intention to play more and so did we. It just didn't come together that way. He's been great attitude-wise, working hard, busting his tail everyday. So hopefully he'll have the contribution he can put in this weekend and try to end on a good note for the regular season.”

Despite his clean bill of health, Rawls has faced some intense competition from Chris Carson, Mike Davis, J.D. McKissic and Eddie Lacy, who have all assumed the lead back spot at some point this season.

Davis, a fourth-round pick in 2015, is the most recent player to take over the running back duties. But even he has struggled through Seattle past two games, coming away with 44 rushing yards on 29 carries.

Rawls got his shot to play in last Sunday's elimination game against the Cowboys, and finished with five carries for 20 yards on the night.

The third-year back did enough to impress coach Carroll, who says Rawls should definitely see more carries in the Seahawks regular-season finale.

“There's no reason for us not to,” Carroll said. “What he's had in his last time out was favorable and we'll just respond to that accordingly.”

There's still sometime for Rawls to end the regular season on a high note. We'll see if he can make the adjustments Sunday, as the Seahawks host the Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.