Fri. Sep 18th, 2020

Seahawks taking advantage of running back depth…

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Seahawks taking advantage of running back depth...


Injuries have taken their toll on the Seattle Seahawks’ offense this season, including hits to the tight ends and starters upfront. The most recent position group to lose a member is the running backs, now that Rashaad Penny has been shut down for the year after tearing his ACL.

Seattle has utilized the one-two punch of starter Chris Carson and Penny with success lately, but will now have to turn to the next man – or men – up, to get the job done.

“That’s the beauty of the depth that we have on our roster, the beauty of having a C.J. Prosise that you’re like, ‘okay, I’m a huge C.J. fan,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Thursday. “The ability just to make people miss. The ability in the passing game. You obviously see we’ve used him in third-down situations before, two-minute situations before. He’s got a huge upside. I think he’s excited about the opportunity.”

But Prosise isn’t the Seahawks’ only option to back up Carson, Travis Homer is slated to see some time too.

“Travis is a guy that we’ve liked the whole time,” Schottenheimer explained. “Both those guys we feel really good about, just the way they play. Travis is very physical. Good understanding of the protections and stuff already, being a young player.

“You hate to see it for Rashaad having a great last couple games – those guys will step up and they’ll be ready.”

Prosise is expected to get the first look behind Carson in Carolina when the Seahawks and Panthers kick off Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Seahawks taking advantage of running back depth with Rashaad Penny out

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