Penny (knee) could open the 2020 season on the PUP list, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. The Seahawks have consistently been optimistic about Chris Carson's recovery from a hip fracture, while the tone has been far more cautious when discussing Penny's rehab from ACL surgery. GM John Schneider cautioned that the timeline could be tricky, noting that the 2018 first-round pick suffered his major injury late in the season (Dec. 8 to be exact). Reports from January suggested the damage in Penny's left knee went beyond an ACL tear, but he did show visible progress in March when he posted a video of himself doing footwork drills. The Seahawks haven't prioritized backfield additions so far this offseason, scooping up DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round and Anthony Jones as an undrafted free agent.
Penny (knee), via his personal Twitter account, posted a video of himself taking part in footwork drills. At last check, Penny was able to ride on a stationary bike, but it now appears his rehab has advanced to the point he can get up on his feet. Penny still has several months to go in his recovery, but things seem to be going as planned thus far.
Penny (knee) is a candidate to begin training camp on the Seahawks' preseason PUP list, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. That's not surprising considering Penny tore his ACL in Week 14 of the 2019 season and subsequently had surgery later in December. Given the timing of his injury, coupled with reports that the running back's knee woes went beyond his ACL tear, Penny's status for Seattle's season opener remains murky. On the plus side with regard to the team's Week 1 backfield composition, Chris Carson (hip) is on track to be ready for the start of the coming campaign, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Penny (knee) used a stationary bike Tuesday, taking a step forward in his rehab from a torn ACL, NFL.com's Kevin Patra reports. Penny tore up his knee Week 14 and had surgery later in December. Coach Pete Carroll said the injury involved damage beyond an ACL tear, but Carroll also mentioned in early January that the Seahawks were pleased with Penny's early progress. The 24-year-old faces a challenge to make it back on the field for the early part of the 2020 campaign, while backfield mate Chris Carson is expected to recover from a hip fracture without needing surgery, potentially returning to practice as soon as May or June.
Penny's knee injury involves more damage than just a torn ACL, Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. "There were some other things that they had to clean up and all that," said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. "It was more than just a simple ACL surgery." An ACL tear typically requires 9-to-12 months for recovery/rehab, and additional damage to the knee will make it even more of a challenge for Penny to be ready by Week 1 of 2020. The Seahawks do anticipate a return to full strength eventually, with the 2018 first-round pick presumably hoping to contribute to the team at some point during his third pro season. Meanwhile, fellow running back Chris Carson is expected to avoid surgery for his season-ending hip injury, though he too faces an "extensive recovery," per Carroll.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||2||11.94|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||19||18.00|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||17||17.75|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||9||14.50|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||19||18.00|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||3||12.16|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||75||394||2||8||79||0||58|