Rashaad Penny

#20 RB / Seattle Seahawks / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 220 lb Age: 23 College: San Diego State Bye 11

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35%
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3%
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34
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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Looking slimmer

    Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Rashaad Penny looks slimmer and in better shape than he did at minicamp last season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "It's been cool to watch Rashaad, watch him grow up, watch him mature, watch him learn to kind of be a pro,'' Schottenheimer said. "I'm really pleased with the way he is attacking practice right now."With Chris Carson recovering from a procedure on his knee, Penny has been operating as the No. 1 running back at spring practices. Coach Pete Carroll mentioned Penny's improved conditioning earlier this offseason, noting that he expects the second-year back to be part of a "one-two punch" with Carson. Penny got off to a slow start as a rookie but then ran for 5.8 yards per carry from Week 4 through the end of the season, ripping off nine gains of 15-plus yards in the process. He also had 10 carries that lost yards on 85 attempts, with his positive run percentage (78.8) ranking only 52nd among the 81 NFL players that took at least 50 carries. Carson was more consistent, ranking 27th at 83.8 percent.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Will push for more snaps

    Coach Pete Carroll said Rashaad Penny will push Chris Carson for more playing time and expects the duo to form a one-two punch, John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks official site reports.Penny had a bumpy rookie season, as he missed most of training camp with a broken finger and fell behind Chris Carson and sometimes even Mike Davis in the backfield pecking order. He was still highly explosive and averaged 4.9 YPC to reach 419 rushing yards and added nine receptions for 75 yards. Carson was dominant and more consistent, however, racking up 1,314 scrimmage yards through 14 games. Penny has the potential to be a lethal running back, but he's facing an uphill battle since Carson is already a proven commodity. However, there's clearly room for Penny to earn a more stable workload, considering the Seahawks ranked second in the league with 33.4 rushing plays per game. The battle for how touches will be divided should go on through the offseason program and training camp.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: One notable carry in loss

    Rashaad Penny rushed four times for 28 yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Cowboys.Penny was the most efficient running back on paper in this outing with 7.3 yards per carry, but that stat's deceptive since it's a small sample size and one of his rushes went for 28 yards while the other three combined for a goose egg. The rookie first-round pick couldn't secure a starting role this season when Chris Carson was healthy and only recorded double-digit carries twice, ending up with 85 carries for 419 yards and two touchdowns. Carson broke out as a highly productive back, but Penny's lack of touches after being the second running back selected in the 2018 NFL Draft is a troubling review, especially with young backs flourishing around the league. Penny will look to capture more backfield reps with a strong offseason program and training camp. However, Carson is under contract for two more years and coach Pete Carroll's game plan is historically tough to read, so perhaps fading his 2019 outlook is appropriate at this time.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Bottled up by Cardinals

    Rashaad Penny gained just six yards on four carries in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.Penny missed the previous two games with a knee injury, and he didn't get a carry until the second quarter. It was a brutally unproductive outing, and he fell behind Mike Davis, who rushed seven times for 44 yards and a touchdown. Penny is a more explosive back than Davis, but with limited touches, he needs to break out big plays early to earn more carries behind indisputable starter Chris Carson. The rookie first-round pick shouldn't be counted on in postseason fantasy formats without a dependable snap count.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Suiting up Week 17

    Rashaad Penny (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Cardinals.A full practice participant all week, Penny still needed to get through a pregame workout unscathed to make his first appearance since Week 14. With the health of his knee approved by the training staff, he'll be available to the Seattle Seahawks backfield, though his workload could be determined by game flow. Chris Carson will get the initial touches but could be pulled if Seattle gets out to a comfortable lead, which would leave Penny and Mike Davis to vie for snaps.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Needs to complete pregame workout

    Coach Pete Carroll said Rashaad Penny (knee) will be a game-day decision Sunday against the Cardinals, John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks' official site reports.A full practice participant throughout the week, Penny nonetheless finds himself listed as questionable for the regular-season finale, per Boyle. Penny seems more likely than not to suit up and could actually get some extra work if the Seahawks jump out to a lead. The team needs a win to ensure a first-round matchup with Dallas instead of Chicago, but it still makes sense to ease up on Chris Carson after three straight games with 22 or more carries. Sunday's kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 PM ET.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Technically listed as questionable

    Rashaad Penny (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.It's a bit surprising to see Penny with a game designation after he logged full practices Wednesday and Thursday. It's possible he had a minor setback during one of those sessions, but the more likely scenario is that there isn't really any doubt about his Week 17 availability. The Seattle Seahawks could give the rookie a bit of extra run in an effort to keep Chris Carson fresh for the playoffs.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Returns as full participant

    Rashaad Penny (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks' official site reports.In the midst of absences the last two games due to a knee injury, Penny put in one limited practice last Friday. Since then, coach Pete Carroll was optimistic about the running back's potential to return Week 17 against the Cardinals, and an uncapped session Wednesday sets up Penny to do just that. With the backfield now at full strength, Penny will join Mike Davis as options to spell starter Chris Carson, who has racked up 77 touches the last three contests versus 35 for the remaining backs.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: In line to practice Wednesday

    Coach Pete Carroll expects Rashaad Penny (knee) to practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks' official site reports.Penny has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, but a glimmer of hope regarding his health arrived in the form of a limited practice last Friday. Carroll piggybacked on that development Monday and reiterated it Wednesday, telling Boyle that Penny should suit up this weekend against the Cardinals if he makes it through the week of prep "OK." Penny's initial listing for Week 17 will be revealed on Wednesday's practice report.

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    Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Has chance to return Week 17

    Coach Pete Carroll is hopeful Rashaad Penny (knee) returns for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.Prior to earning inactive status for a second straight game this past Sunday against the Chiefs, Penny practiced for the first time in two weeks, logging a limited session Friday. It wasn't enough to prove the health of his knee, but it appears as if he'll have a chance to do so this week. Carroll elaborated to John Boyle of the Seattle Seahawks' official site, saying Penny should suit up Week 17 if he makes it through preparations OK. Assuming he does, Penny would split the reps not given to starting running back Chris Carson with fellow reserve Mike Davis.