Homer (quadriceps) is absent from the Seahawks' injury report ahead of Sunday's clash against the Cardinals.
Homer popped up on the injury report after practicing in limited fashion earlier in the week, but looks good to go after logging a full workload Friday. Barring any setbacks, look for him to return to his usual role of providing running back depth and contributing on special teams. He could get a few extra rushes if teammate Rashaad Penny (hamstring) is unable to go.
Homer (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Homer's a new addition to the injury report, but working in a limited capacity is a solid sign for his availability Sunday versus the Cardinals. If Homer can shake his injury in time and Rashaad Penny (hamstring) can't, there's a chance he gets some tread on offense. However, that is a long shot considering he wasn't afforded an offensive snap in Week 3 despite Penny being inactive and Chris Carson fumbling the football.
Homer will be the third running back behind Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise in Sunday's Week 3 game against the Saints with Rashaad Penny (hamstring) declared inactive for the contest.
The rookie sixth-round pick may not get many opportunities for playing time this season, but Penny's absence opens the door for at least a nominal amount of carries behind Carson and Prosise. The University of Miami product flashed in preseason with a team-leading 6.3 yards per carry average, helping him secure a roster spot at final cuts.
Homer made the Seahawks' 53-man roster, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
The Seahawks used a sixth-round pick on Homer in April's draft, and he led the Seahawks with 6.3 yards per carry in the preseason. Of course, those reps came against second and third-string players, but combine the early production with his intriguing athleticism -- a 40-yard dash of 4.48 seconds and a 39.5-inch vertical -- and the Seahawks are willing to spend time developing him into a dual-threat back.
Homer (quadriceps) returned to practice Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Homer missed a little over a week of practice due to his quad injury, as well as the Seahawks' preseason opener. He'll likely see his first NFL action in Sunday's tilt against the Vikings.
Homer (quadriceps) won't play during Thursday's preseason game against the Broncos, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
A timetable for Homer's recovery remains undisclosed. The rookie sixth-round pick will look to get healthy as soon as possible, as he could need to show well in preseason action in order to carve out a meaningful role in Seattle's crowded running back room.
The Seahawks selected Homer in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 204th overall.
The Miami running back is actually one of the better athletes at his position in this class. Homer tested in the top-10th percentile in both of his jumps and his 40-yard dash was solid at 4.48 seconds. He averaged 6.0 yards per carry over 164 rushes as a junior in 2018 and he brings some pass-catching ability too (37 catches for 405 yards on 56 targets over last two seasons). He could challenge J.D. McKissic for a third-down role in Seattle.
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