Slimmer White plans to play at 228 for Seahawks

The backfield situation in Seattle is crowded, and it likely will be awhile (i.e. training camp) before we find out who fits where between holdovers Julius Jones and Justin Forsett and newcomers Leon Washington and LenDale White.

Coach Pete Carroll has yet to make any proclamations, creating a big free-for-all.

In the meantime, White could be at the top of the list that hasn’t officially been made yet. At the start of the team’s first minicamp last month, he suggested he was in the best shape of his life and announced his intention to start. Talking with reporters again this week, White said he’s currently 219 pounds and actually plans to gain to reach his playing weight of 228, according to Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times.

The newly svelte White looked at it this way: “I’ve had 1,000 yards at 265 (pounds) with a torn meniscus.”

This sounds like a good problem for Carroll and offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates as they install a zone-running scheme.

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