For several seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have been unable to field a consistently healthy running back group, and 2021 will be no different.
Alex Collins is on the mend following his 101-yard rushing performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chris Carson is on injured reserve with a neck injury, Rashaad Penny is coming off injured reserve this week, and Chris Carson is on injured reserve with a neck injury. Despite the fact that Seattle keeps five running backs on the active roster, the position is in desperate need of depth.
On Tuesday, NFL insider Doug Kyed revealed that the team had brought in two running backs for a workout, one of whom was a familiar name to those who followed the offseason closely.
Emmons originally signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, but he was released before the start of the preseason. He later signed with the Raiders and even scored a touchdown against Seattle in preseason, but he didn’t make the final roster cuts and wound up on the practice squad (and was released from there last month).
Williams appeared in seven games for the Green Bay Packers from 2019 to 2020, averaging 19 yards on seven carries. The former Notre Dame athlete was most recently on the practice squad of the New York Giants until being dismissed in late September.
Penny is expected to be ready to play against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, but Collins’ status is unclear at this time. Penny could finally receive his first NFL start if Collins isn’t set to participate.