Seahawks expect Chris Carson to be ready for season, not sure on Rashaad Penny

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The Seahawks turned to Marshawn Lynch late last season because of a slew of injuries to their running backs and General Manager John Schneider offered an update on two of them on Thursday.

The news about Chris Carson was more positive than the news about Rashaad Penny. Carson fractured his hip in a Week 16 loss to the Cardinals and Schneider said that the team expects him to be ready in time for the start of next season.

Penny tore his ACL a couple of weeks before Carson was injured and Schneider said, via the Seattle Times, he was “doing great” in his recovery. He added that because of the timing of the injury “it’s going to be really hard for him to make it” on the 53-man roster for Week One. That suggests a stint on the physically unable to perform list, although that outlook could change in the coming months.

The Seahawks took DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round and also have Travis Homer back from last season.

9 responses to “Seahawks expect Chris Carson to be ready for season, not sure on Rashaad Penny

  1. Without either of their starting caliber RBs available, Seattle was a Jermaine Kearse….I mean Jacob Hollister practice squad level 220lb TE failure to fall into the endzone from the 1 ft line away from winning the division.

    The only thing stopping the Seahawks from taking the NFC West will be health or lack there of.

  2. Penny had an ACL tear, and it typically takes a year at least for it to heal, so he is not going to be ready until late in the season at best. Even when healed, many players such as Jerry Rice and OJ simpson, were never the same again.

    Seattle finished the season losing 3 straight games to divisional opponents without a strong running game. Even with a strong running game, they barely squeaked by the worst team in the NFL last season, the Bangles and the Steelers minus Big Ben. It takes a self-delusional fan to think Seattle has a chance to be division champ in 2020.

  3. The tandem of Chris Carson and DeeJay Dallas will be sufficient to start the season. Only hope that Penny can return before either of them gets to banged up. This season is actually going to be the year that Penny shows he needs to be kept on the team. His fifth year option decision is coming in two seasons and quality performance & durability will dictate that outcome.

  4. Hopefully the O line is fixed or it doesn’t matter who the running back is ..that’s why they all were hurt last year..They signed the pint sized offensive center, so not looking too good.

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    May 1, 2020 at 11:17 am
    Without either of their starting caliber RBs available, Seattle was a Jermaine Kearse….I mean Jacob Hollister practice squad level 220lb TE failure to fall into the endzone from the 1 ft line away from winning the division.
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    If Dissly was healthy through the whole season it would have changed the playoff picture.

  6. I have a strong feeling we will all be pleasantly surprised by what Russell Wilson’s peak HOF level talent really is in this coming season. Not getting the ball back and the chance to win the Packer game after Malik dropped a can of corn just can’t be sitting well with him.

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