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Seattle Seahawks release rookie RB Zac Brooks

Running back Zac Brooks managed just 17 yards on six carries over two preseason games. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks released rookie running back Zac Brooks Monday, according to a league source.

Brooks, a seventh-round pick out of Clemson, is the first member of the team's 2016 draft class to be released. General manager John Schneider liked Brooks' versatility, specifically in the passing game, but Brooks dealt with a hamstring injury during part of training camp. He had six carries for 17 yards in two preseason games.

Brooks could be an option to return to the Seahawks' practice squad if he doesn't land on another team's roster.

Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael and C.J. Prosise are locks to make the roster at running back. Fifth-round pick Alex Collins is in good position to make the team, as is fullback Will Tukuafu.

The other running backs still on the roster are Troymaine Pope and George Farmer.

The Seahawks close out their preseason Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. They have to cut their roster to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.