Collins reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Collins signed with the Seahawks in November, marking the completion of his journey back from a suspension and a broken leg. The 26-year-old running back made his first NFL appearance since 2019 and played three regular-season games, carrying 18 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns. The Seahawks' backfield is in limbo heading into the 2021 season, as Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde are pending free agents, while Rashaad Penny (knee), DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer (knee) are still unproven at the top level. Collins could be in the plans.
Collins was elevated from the practice squad Friday ahead of Saturday's playoff opener against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Collins played in three regular-season games for Seattle, rushing 18 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns while adding one catch for four yards. He'll offer additional running back depth against the Rams with Rashaad Penny (knee) questionable, though the combination of Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde will likely handle all of Seattle's carries.
Collins reverted to the Seahawks' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Collins made his third appearance for the Seahawks this year because Carlos Hyde (illness) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) were unavailable for Sunday's win over the 49ers. The fifth-year running back rushed five times for 29 yards and a touchdown, bringing his total for the year to 18 carries for 77 yards (4.3 YPC) and two scores. Collins will be a reliable depth option as the Seahawks eye a playoff run.
The Seahawks elevated Collins to the active roster Saturday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Carlos Hyde (illness) and DeeJay Dallas (ankle) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers. In turn, Collins will make his first appearance for the Seahawks since totaling 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Rams. Collins should slot in as the No. 3 running back behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny.
The Seahawks elected not to sign Collins off their practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Though Seattle is likely to be without both Chris Carson (questionable, foot) and Travis Homer (doubtful, knee/wrist/thumb) in Week 11, the team chose not to formally sign Collins, who is no longer eligible to be elevated from the practice squad without a corresponding 53-man roster move. It's a tough break for Collins, who led the Seattle backfield with 12 touches (11 carries, one reception) while scoring a touchdown in last week's loss to the Rams. Instead, the Seahawks elected to flex Bo Scarbrough from the practice squad to provide depth behind the team's two healthy backs, Carlos Hyde and DeeJay Dallas.
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