Homer rushed three times for 13 yards and caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers.
Coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch would get more work, and the boss stuck to his word. Beast Mode rushed 12 times for 26 yards (2.2 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. Homer had a solid game in the limited opportunities he had, and he's setting himself up to make the team again in 2020. The rookie sixth-round pick didn't touch the field on offense until the injuries piled up by Week 15, but he's proved to have pass-catching upside and was utilized on special teams all year. If Chris Carson (hip) and Rashaad Penny (knee) are ready Week 1, however, Homer likely will stick to special teams next year.
Homer could be in line for a reduced role in Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Packers after coach Pete Carroll said he anticipates featuring Marshawn Lynch more heavily in the Seahawks' game plan, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. "He's going to play more this week," Carroll said of Lynch. "He's ready to, and he's had enough time with us. He feels confident about what he's doing and the plan. We can get him in and out of there and have those [Lynch and Homer] really go at it."
In the aftermath of the Week 16 loss to the Cardinals, Homer found himself as the Seahawks' lone healthy option in the backfield after Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) succumbed to season-ending injuries. Seattle quickly stocked up on backfield depth by signing a pair of ex-Seahawks in Lynch and Robert Turbin, who had both been out of the league all season. While Turbin hasn't been a factor in his two games since signing with the team, Lynch immediately claimed the No. 2 role behind Homer, playing 29.4 percent of the offensive snaps between the Week 17 win over the 49ers and the wild-card victory over the Eagles en route to rushing for 41 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Now that Lynch has had some time to get acclimated, Homer looks poised to lose work, especially after the rookie turned in a poor showing last week in Philadelphia. Homer carried 11 times for just 12 yards in the contest and fumbled on his first touch of the game, though Seattle recovered it. Even if Lynch dominates the work on the ground in Green Bay, Homer should still serve as Seattle's top pass-catching back.
Homer rushed 11 times for 12 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's wild-card win over the Eagles.
After an outstanding regular-season finale where Homer averaged 6.2 yards per carry, he was stymied by the Eagles' fierce defensive front. Marshawn Lynch faced similar trouble with just seven yards on six carries, but he punched in a touchdown. Homer seems to have an edge over Lynch in the touch department, and the duo will take on Green Bay in the divisional round. The Packers allowed 120.1 rushing yards per game during the regular season, ranking 23rd in the league.
Homer rushed 10 times for 62 yards and caught all five targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers.
Homer finished behind Marshawn Lynch in the pecking order, as Lynch logged 12 carries, but the rookie was the most explosive back with 6.2 yards per carry. His versatility helps make up for the losses of Chris Carson (hip), Rashaad Penny (knee) and C.J. Prosise (arm), but it will likely continue to be a timeshare in the Seahawks' backfield. Homer and the Seahawks travel to Philadelphia next Sunday for the wild-card playoff round.
Coach Pete Carroll said Homer will be "ready to go" Sunday against the 49ers, Andy Patton of USA Today reports.
Not only is the NFC West crown on the line this weekend, but it's still to be determined which teams will get first-round byes and even home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. In Seattle, the backfield is unsettled after Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) joined Rashaad Penny (knee) on injured reserve this week. While former Seahawks Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin were re-signed Monday to bolster the RB ranks, Homer has been in the program since he was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 draft. In addition to a 29-yard run on a fake punt Week 13, Homer has turned seven carries into 23 yards and six catches (on eight targets) into 26 yards over the last two games. More touches may be on tap for Homer, especially with Lynch and Turbin having not played a snap yet this season.
Homer rushed five times for 16 yards and caught six of eight targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.
Homer wasn't efficient on the ground with just 3.2 yards per carry, but he led the team in targets. The bigger story, however, is that Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) left the game in the first half, and they've been ruled out for the season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. With Rashaad Penny (knee) already done for the year, Homer is the only remaining healthy running back. The Seahawks will need to call in reinforcements -- Xavier Turner is currently on their practice squad -- but considering Homer didn't play an offensive snap until last week's win over the Panthers, there's no guarantee he's in line for a bell-cow role. The injuries may force coach Pete Carroll to shift away from his typical run-heavy scheme, and the the backfield could turn into a committee. The matchup is favorable, however, as the 49ers have allowed the 10th-highest yards per carry (4.5) this season.
Homer rushed twice for seven yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.
Homer didn't log an offensive snap over the first 13 games of his NFL career, but Rashaad Penny's (knee) season-ending injury opened the door, as he played six offensive snaps Sunday. The rookie sixth-round pick and C.J. Prosise (10 snaps) recorded minimal usage compared to Chris Carson, who turned 25 touches into 137 yards from scrimmage. Neither Homer nor Prosise is a dependable fantasy asset as long as Carson is healthy.
Coach Pete Carroll said Homer could get more involved on offense with Rashaad Penny dealing with an ACL sprain, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Penny is expected to miss considerable time due to this injury, so Homer and C.J. Prosise will need to step up behind bell cow Chris Carson. A rookie sixth-round pick, Homer has been active in every game this year but has yet to record an offensive snap, and he's carried just once for 29 yards on a fake punt in Week 13's win over the Vikings. Prosise, on the other hand, has only been active for seven contests but registered 23 touches over those games and figures to be the main beneficiary of Penny's absence, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
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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