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October 20, 2020 09:44 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: No timeline yet for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that there's "no set ETA" for Penny (knee) to return to the Seahawks' active roster, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Two weeks removed from saying Penny was "getting really close" but wouldn't be rushed back, Carroll had another non-update on Penny's recovery from the torn left ACL he suffered Week 14 of last season. The prolonged rehab likely stems from the additional damage found in the knee during surgery, but there's no sense yet when the Seahawks will open his window to return from the reserve/PUP list. In the meantime, Chris Carson will be relied upon as the team's No. 1 back, with Carlos Hyde (shoulder), Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas on hand for any reps that trickle down to the backups.

October 6, 2020 08:16 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Won't be rushed back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (knee) is close to returning but won't be rushed back into the lineup, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Penny tore his ACL last year Week 14 and wasn't 100 percent to begin the 2020 season, so he was placed on the PUP list to ensure a full recovery. Carroll has consistently praised Penny's progress, and the 2018 first-rounder will be eligible to return to the lineup in Week 7's matchup against the 49ers. However, Carroll rightly sees no reason to rush him back because Chris Carson is healthy and handling lead back duties admirably. These plans are subject to change if Carson gets hurt, but Penny's long-term health is a top priority.

September 18, 2020 05:32 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: 'Ahead of schedule' in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll called Penny "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from a torn ACL, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Penny tore up his left knee Week 14 of last season, and his subsequent surgery revealed additional damage on top of the ACL tear. It wasn't a surprise by any means that he started this season on the reserve/PUP list, but Carroll seems to believe Penny will be able to practice not long after he's first eligible to do so in mid-to-late October. In the season opener, no Seahawks running back earned more than Chris Carson's 45 percent share of the snaps on offense, which was followed by Carlos Hyde (34) and Travis Homer (21). Conveniently, those numbers imply that Seattle used just one RB on any given play, so Penny could have a modest role, once he's healthy enough to play.

September 5, 2020 07:28 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Starts season on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks placed Penny (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Saturday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

This move was expected all along, as Penny's December knee injury revealed damage beyond just a torn ACL. The Seahawks can afford to keep him on the sidelines until he's fully healthy as well since they signed Carlos Hyde (undisclosed) and drafted DeeJay Dallas this offseason. They also have second-year back Travis Homer on the roster. Penny can be activated off the PUP list and begin practicing after Week 6. At that point, he could cut into Chris Carson's workload if he's fully healthy, but first, Carson has five games to establish himself as a bell cow and make coach Pete Carroll forget about his past fumbling issues.

August 3, 2020 05:04 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Goes on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks placed Penny (knee) on the active/PUP list Monday, Albert Breer of reports.

The transaction came shortly after coach Pete Carroll said Penny would report to training camp Friday and go through COVID-19 intake testing, per Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. While Penny's upcoming camp attendance is a positive sign, Carroll didn't elaborate on where exactly the running back stands in his recovery from reconstructive left knee surgery he required in December. Given the timing of his procedure to address the torn ACL, Penny still may be hard pressed to gain clearance for Week 1, and Carroll did note that the Seahawks aren't inclined to rush him back into action. Despite his own questionable health over his three seasons in the NFL, Chris Carson (hip) still profiles as the clear top Seattle back to target in fantasy drafts.

May 1, 2020 08:16 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Headed for PUP list?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 16, 2020 12:20 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Continues making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 25, 2020 03:56 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Preseason PUP candidate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 reports.

February 14, 2020 09:16 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Making rehab prgoress
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Penny (knee) used a stationary bike Tuesday, taking a step forward in his rehab from a torn ACL,'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.

January 2, 2020 11:20 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Has additional damage beyond ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 14, 2019 08:12 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Goes to IR as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official sitereports.

This was a mere formality, as Penny is slated to have surgery to repair his torn ACL, which he suffered last Sunday against the Rams. The 2018 first-round pick does not have a recovery timetable set as of yet, but it's possible the extensive knee injury could ultimately force Penny to miss portions of the 2020 season as well, though more information regarding the expected timeline won't occur until some time after the initial surgery.

December 11, 2019 08:12 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Preparing for surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Penny will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL once the swelling in his left knee subsides, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Carroll also indicated that measures to address additional damage to Penny's knee could be taken after his ACL is repaired, according to Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle. The 2018 first-round pick is expected to be sidelined until at least training camp, leaving his availability for the start of the 2020 season on shaky ground. Penny's absence for at least the final three regular-season contests of 2019 in addition to any playoff games that follow positions Chris Carson as the clear workhorse for Seattle, while C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer handle change-of-pace roles.

December 9, 2019 05:48 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: ACL tear confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

An MRI confirmed that Penny tore his ACL during Sunday night's loss to the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The report adds Penny has additional damage to his knee and that the 2018 first-rounder will be sidelined until training camp. With the promising back unavailable down the stretch, Chris Carson is slated to head the Seattle ground game going forward, with C.J. Prosise and rookie Travis Homer in line to work in complementary roles.

December 9, 2019 04:32 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Ruled out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the 2019 season, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Penny suffered a knee injury on the first drive of Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams, and additional testing revealed he's dealing with an ACL sprain. The second-year running back will be placed on IR soon, and he'll finish the season with 65 rushes for 370 yards (5.7 YPC) and three touchdowns while adding eight receptions for 83 yards and a score. It's unsettled whether Penny's injury will affect his status for the 2020 season. Chris Carson is set to be the bell cow moving forward, and C.J. Prosise and rookie Travis Homer are expected to rotate in as well.

December 9, 2019 07:56 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Suffers significant ACL sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pete Carroll described Penny's injury as a significant ACL sprain in his post-game interview after Sunday's loss to the Rams, Aaron J. Fentress of The Athletic reports.

While Penny will likely require additional tests to determine just how significant this injury is, it sounds like he's staring at a multi-week absence. Chris Carson should recapture most of the touches vacated by Penny's absence, with C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer providing backfield depth.

December 8, 2019 09:28 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Ruled out of SNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny has been ruled out with a knee injury suffered Sunday against the Rams.

Chris Carson will go back to a workhorse role on the ground for Seattle. This injury comes just as Penny had begun earning more touches, and he had been making the most of them with three touchdowns in the previous two weeks. Expect word on the severity of Penny's injury to be released after the game.

December 8, 2019 09:16 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Heads to locker room early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny had to go to the locker room with an undisclosed injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Penny's return should be considered questionable at best. He made a 16-yard catch before departing, but it looked like he got hurt at the end of the play, and he made his way to the locker room soon after getting checked out in the blue medical tent. This ill-timed injury comes just as the second-year running back had mustered the best two-week stretch of his career in the preceding games.

December 3, 2019 02:08 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Explosive en route to two scores
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny rushed 15 times for 74 yards and a touchdown and caught four of five targets for 33 yards and a score in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings.

Both of Seattle's primary running backs saw action on the first drive and looked explosive in the process, and Chris Carson finished the contest with 109 yards from scrimmage and a score of his own. While Carson garnered a majority of the rushes (23), he averaged 4.4 yards per carry compared to Penny's 4.9. Furthermore, Penny showcased intriguing pass-catching prowess with his best effort through the air since his NFL debut, when he hauled in four passes for 35 yards. While most game scripts don't allow two running backs to split a total of 38 rushes, there's little doubt that Penny has a role in this offense going forward. He'll look to continue his upward trajectory in Week 14 against the Rams.

November 27, 2019 10:20 PM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: May get more reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny may be in line for more consistent work moving forward, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. "We are going to see if we can get more out of [Penny]," coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday.

Penny and starter Chris Carson split the offensive snaps almost down the middle during Sunday's 17-9 win at Philadelphia, with the former getting 30 to the latter's 31 (of 61 total). Taking advantage of a career-high share of those plays, Penny compiled 14 carries for 129 yards and one touchdown, while Carson gained 57 yards from scrimmage on his 12 touches and fumbled for a seventh time this season. Considering Penny still averaged 5.5 yards per carry even after discounting his 58-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter he seems deserving of a role. It remains to be seen whether Carroll will uphold his end of the bargain.

November 25, 2019 12:08 AM
Seahawks' Rashaad Penny: Erupts for 129 yards, touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Penny rushed 14 times for 129 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.

Penny entered the contest with just 167 rushing yards as the secondary option to Chris Carson, but the second-year pro out-touched Carson 14-12 and outgained him by 72 yards. His day was highlighted by breaking free for a career-best 58-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, as he showcased the explosiveness that enticed the Seahawks to select him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Coach Pete Carroll stuck with the hot hand in this low-scoring affair, and Penny likely earned additional looks going forward. The Seahawks host Minnesota in Week 12.

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