RB - SEA - PUP
Week 12 Outlook
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that RB Rashaad Penny (knee) won’t practice this week but could practice next week ahead of Week 13.
Penny hasn’t played since December 2019 after tearing his ACL in a game against the Rams. Whether or not he comes back this season remains to be seen, but Carroll is expecting him back at practice come early December, a sign he may return in some capacity this season.
Seahawks' RB Rashaad Penny (knee) is "on the verge" of returning from IR and is "a week or two away" according to HC Pete Carroll, per source.
Penny has been on IR since tearing a ligament in his knee against the Rams in December 2019. With starting RB Chris Carson and back-up RB Carlos Hyde battling their own injuries in recent weeks, Seattle has had to rely on rookie DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer to split carries. Penny, a former first-round pick in 2018, will provide experience and fresh legs to a backfield that desperately needs it. Penny has rushed for 789 yards and five touchdowns and has caught 17 receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Seahawks.
According to Seahawks HC Pete Carroll, Rashaad Penny is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery and can practice after sitting out six weeks.
Penny appears to be progressing well in his recovery from a torn ACL, and Seattle HC Pete Carroll is optimistic about his outlook once he's activated from the PUP list. There are still several weeks until this happens, so Chris Carson owners shouldn't be concerned in the interim as he's slated to get a bulk of the carries for the foreseeable future. Penny will likely shift to a third-down, pass-catching role once he's ready to return.
Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has officially been placed on the PUP list after suffering a torn ACL in Week 14 last season.
Placing Penny on the PUP was expected as he’s rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered in December last season. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Penny will report to camp on Thursday to start the testing process, but that the team is in no rush to speed up his recovery timeline. From the sound of it, Penny could miss at least half the season, which led to the Seahawks signing veteran RB Carlos Hyde in the offseason. Chris Carson (hip) is coming back from an injury of his own, but Carroll has said he should be all-systems-go come the regular season. Carson looks like a solid lock to be an RB2 with obvious RB1 upside this season.
According to Seahawks GM John Schneider, RB Rashaad Penny could start the season on the PUP list as he recovers from a torn ACL he suffered on December 8, 2019.
It normally takes 9-10 months to fully recover from a torn ACL, and Penny is only 5 months removed from the injury. Schneider reiterated, “he’s doing great but it was a late-season injury.” He went on to state that RB Chris Carson is doing great in his recovery from his own injury, and that he will be ready for the start of the season. From a fantasy perspective, it looks like Carson will be the workhorse back early on in what is one of the most run-heavy offenses in the league. Even with the addition of RB DeeJay Dallas, consider Carson a borderline RB1 if Penny remains on the shelf. Carson is currently ranked #16 in FantasyPros consensus RB rankings, while Penny is ranked #54 and remains a top handcuff option.