Homer picked up a knee contusion in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, per coach Pete Carroll, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Homer took on an increased role after Chris Carson exited with a foot injury, serving as the passing-down alternative to Carlos Hyde. DeeJay Dallas took over that change-of-pace role late in the game, and it turns out the reason for that substitution was an injury to Homer's knee. Homer rushed three times for 10 yards prior to getting hurt, and he'll hope to heal up in time to face San Francisco in Week 8.
Homer registered 14 rushing yards on three carries during Sunday night's 27-26 win against the Vikings.
The 22-year-old sits just one carry behind Carlos Hyde (shoulder) for second on the team in RB rush attempts this season, handling seven carries the past two weeks with Hyde recuperating from injury. Chris Carson continues to lead Seattle's backfield with his 61 attempts, but in an offense conducted by MVP front-runner Russell Wilson, scoring opportunities present themselves more often than they typically might for other teams' peripheral contributors. Homer logged his first score of 2020 during Week 4 on a three-yard TD reception when the Seahawks put up 31 points against the Dolphins.
Homer rushed four times for five yards and caught his lone target for a three-yard touchdown in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Dolphins.
Homer was in line for a heightened workload if Chris Carson (knee) sat out, but not only did Carson play, he showed no remnants of an injury. As a result, Homer played just 17 of 63 offensive snaps (27 percent), and rookie DeeJay Dallas nearly tied him in touches with two carries and two receptions for 23 total yards. Homer did come through with a score, but Dallas was arguably more effective during Sunday's contest. It's a small sample for the two backs, however, and both will likely be pushed to reserve roles if Carlos Hyde (shoulder) plays Week 5 against the Vikings.
Homer could be in line for more volume following news that Carson suffered a first-degree knee sprain in Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cowboys, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Carson went down with a fractured hip Week 16 last year, making Homer the de facto No. 1 RB until the team signed Marshawn Lynch for a postseason push. Homer was quite effective in place of Carson, especially as a pass catcher, reeling in 14 of 17 passes for 88 yards over four games, including the postseason. He was a bit inconsistent on the ground, but he's been more dependable this year, recording 39 yards on eight carries (4.9 YPC). Considering Homer and Carlos Hyde both recorded 16 offensive snaps Week 3, Carroll could determine the lead back Week 4 versus the Dolphins with a "hot hand" approach, a position he's been fond of in the past. Homer has a competitive advantage with his pass-catching ability -- Hyde caught just 10 passes over 16 games in 2019 -- and his speed (4.48-second 40), but he's about 27 pounds lighter than Hyde. That could make Hyde a better goal-line back if this shapes up as a timeshare, but Homer may get a majority of the work on passing downs.
Homer recorded 21 yards on three carries in Sunday's 35-30 win over the Patriots.
All three of Homer's carries went for five or more yards, but he was still the clear No. 3 back behind Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde. Nevertheless, Homer is holding off rookie DeeJay Dallas by virtue of his special-teams abilities, as he averaged 29.7 yards per kick return, including a 44-yard return in the second quarter.
Homer recorded minus-1 yard on three carries in Sunday's 38-25 win over the Falcons. He also caught both targets for four yards.
Homer holds the edge over rookie fourth-rounder DeeJay Dallas by virtue of his special-teams abilities, as WR Tyler Lockett has been bumped off and Homer was the primary kick returner Sunday. However, his production on offense was disappointing, albeit in a small sample, so he'll look to rebound in Week 2 when the Patriots come to town.
Homer (undisclosed) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report and is expected to suit up in Sunday's game versus the Falcons, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Homer missed a handful of practices toward the end of training camp, but he's healthy and ready for his second NFL season. He is lined up as the No. 3 RB behind Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde to begin the season, although rookie DeeJay Dallas could be in the mix as well. Hyde is likely the main beneficiary if Carson's reps are limited after recovering the fractured hip that ended his 2019 season, but Homer would likely factor into that scenario as well.
Homer (undisclosed) participated in practice Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Just two days removed from sitting out Sunday, Homer rejoined his backfield mates, or at least the healthy bodies in Chris Carson and DeeJay Dallas. Homer himself may be limited, so it's difficult to say whether he can make inroads on Carlos Hyde, who also is dealing with an unknown injury at the moment.
Homer (undisclosed) was held out of Sunday's practice, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Homer and Carlos Hyde were both unable to practice Sunday, leaving DeeJay Dallas and Patrick Carr as the only available options behind top running back Chris Carson. Barring injury, the 2019 sixth-round pick looks to be in the mix for the No. 3 backfield gig.
Homer is on track to open the season as Seattle's No. 3 running back, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
A sixth-round pick last year, Homer primarily played special teams until Rashaad Penny (knee) and Chris Carson (hip) suffered season-ending injuries. The rookie then took 15 carries for 78 yards and 11 catches for 56 yards over the final two weeks of the regular season, but he was limited to 57 yards on 17 touches in two playoff games. With Penny likely headed for the PUP list while Carson and Carlos Hyde (shoulder) are expected to be ready for the start of the season, Homer figures to compete for the No. 3 job with college teammate DeeJay Dallas, a rookie fourth-round pick. Dallas is bigger and probably more powerful, but Homer seems to have the edge in terms of speed, experience, receiving skill and pass-blocking skill. Those qualities probably make Homer the better fit in a backfield with Carson and Hyde, whereas another big back like Dallas feels redundant.
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.
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