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August 12, 2020 10:52 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Dealing with personal matter
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Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Carson (hip) isn't with the Seahawks due to personal reasons, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.

Carson is tending to a "couple family situations," hence the reason for his absence. On the health front, Carroll told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times that Carson is "fine physically," which means he's likely past the season-ending hip fracture he suffered last December. When he's been available to the Seahawks, Carson has ripped off 1,000 yards on the ground in back-to-back campaigns, and his pass-catching ability has translated to 96.9 yards from scrimmage per game during that stretch. Once he's back with the team, Carson shouldn't have a problem staving off Carlos Hyde (shoulder) for reps in a backfield that is expected to be without Rashaad Penny (knee) to start the season.

May 26, 2020 11:32 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Not threatened by Hyde signing
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The Seahawks still intend for Carson (hip) to be one of their primary offensive weapons in 2020, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

The team drafted DeeJay Dallas in the fourth round and signed Carlos Hyde (shoulder) to a one-year contract, providing some backfield depth behind Carson and Rashaad Penny (knee). Carson and Hyde are expected to finish rehabbing their respective injuries this summer, while Penny appears in danger of starting the regular season on the PUP list. A healthy Carson won't automatically match last year's averages of 18.5 carries and 3.1 targets per game, but it's at least within his range of possibilities. The Seahawks had initially hoped to sign Devonta Freeman, whose insistence on a larger contract inspired an audible to Hyde. A tough competition for backup work seems more likely than Hyde, Dallas, Penny or Travis Homer mounting a serious challenge for Carson's lead role. GM John Schneider mentioned Carson a few weeks ago, noting that the running back's recovery from a December hip fracture is going well, putting him on track to be ready for the start of the season.

May 1, 2020 08:08 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Looking good for Week 1
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Seahawks GM John Schneider reiterated Thursday that Carson (hip) is doing well and should be ready for the start of the season, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Carson avoided surgery after his season-ending hip fracture in December, while backfield mate Rashaad Penny faces a much tougher rehab process after he suffered a torn ACL and other damage in his left knee. It's a good sign for Carson that the Seahawks haven't devoted significant cap space or premium draft capital to their backfield, with the offseason additions thus far limited to fourth-round pick DeeJay Dallas and undrafted rookie Anthony Jones.

February 25, 2020 02:24 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Expected to be ready Week 1
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General manager John Schneider said Carson (hip) should be ready to start the 2020 season, Brady Henderson of reports.

Carson is rehabbing after suffering a season-ending hip fracture Dec. 22, but he's expected to start running soon and should be cleared fully at some point during the offseason. If he's indeed able to get up to full speed in time, the 25-year-old running back will likely be in line for bell-cow duties because Schneider was pessimistic about Rashaad Penny's (torn ACL) prospects of being ready in time for the season opener. Travis Homer will likely be back for his second year, and the team has discussed keeping Marshawn Lynch and C.J. Prosise (arm) around for the 2020 season.

January 23, 2020 09:00 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Pleased with recovery progress
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Carson (hip) said Tuesday that he hopes to resume running soon, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. "I've got to meet with the docs and all that," Carson said. "But it should be soon."

Carson said his recovery is going as well as he could have hoped, maintaining that he won't need surgery. He suffered the season-ending hip fracture Dec. 22, two weeks after backfield mate Rashaad Penny tore an ACL. Coach Pete Carroll has been optimistic about Carson's recovery, noting that an extended period of rest should allow the running back to return to full strength at some point this offseason. Penny, on the other hand, is headed for a lengthy rehab process after Dec. 20 surgery, facing an uphill battle to be ready for Week 1 of 2020. Elsewhere in the Seattle backfield, 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Homer remains under contract, while C.J. Prosise (arm), Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin can become free agents during the offseason.

January 2, 2020 10:24 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Won't require surgery
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Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Wednesday that Carson won't require surgery to address the hip injury that ended the running back's season in Week 16, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Though Carson will avoid surgery, Carroll acknowledged that the third-year player could be in store for a lengthy recovery that puts his availability for the Seahawks' offseason program in question. On the plus side, Carson is expected back for training camp, which should aid his chances of opening the 2020 campaign as Seattle's top back. With Rashaad Penny (knee) and C.J. Prosise (arm) also on injured reserve, the Seahawks will rely on Marshawn Lynch and Travis Homer as their primary primary backs throughout the postseason.

December 24, 2019 02:40 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Officially lands on injured reserve
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Carson (hip) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Carson was already ruled out for the season, but this move -- and also the one to place fellow running back C.J. Prosise (arm) on injured reserve -- officially opened up space on the roster for running backs Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin. Carson will need some time to recover after fracturing his hip in Week 16, but he is expected to be ready to go for training camp next summer.

December 23, 2019 01:32 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Diagnosed with fractured hip
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Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Carson sustained a season-ending fractured hip in the Seahawks' 27-13 loss to the Cardinals in Week 16, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Despite the serious-sounding nature of the injury, Carroll said it won't be a long-term concern for Carson, who is expected to be available for the start of training camp in July. Nonetheless, it's yet another mark against Carson in the durability department, with injuries having now cost him 15 regular-season appearances through his three NFL campaigns. With Carson and C.J. Prosise (arm) both expected to join Rashaad Penny (knee) on injured reserve in the coming days, rookie Travis Homer is currently the only healthy back on the roster. They are expected to add some reinforcement to the position group in the form of ex-Seahawks Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin, who both are slated to work out for the club this week and expected to sign with the team.

December 22, 2019 08:28 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Done for year
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Carson (hip) will be out for the rest of the season after getting injured in Seattle's Week 16 loss to the Cardinals, according to coach Pete Carroll, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

This injury will sideline Carson for the Week 17 showdown with San Francisco to decide the NFC West crown and, more importantly, for the playoffs as well. With Rashaad Penny (knee) on IR and C. J. Prosise (arm) also exiting against the Cardinals, Travis Homer is on track to become Seattle's de facto lead back. Homer's first NFL touches came in Week 15.

December 22, 2019 06:44 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Won't return Sunday
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Carson (hip) is ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Carson exited the game in the first half and didn't return following the break. The third-year running back joins C.J. Prosise (arm) -- who was also ruled out for the game -- on the sidelines, and Travis Homer is the lone remaining healthy running back.

December 22, 2019 06:04 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Suffers hip injury Sunday
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Carson sustained a hip injury during Sunday's contest versus the Cardinals, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Per Adam Jude of The Seattle Times, Carson limped to the locker room mere minutes before halftime, after which he was tabbed as 'questionable' to return. With C.J. Prosise ruled out of this contest due to an injured arm, the Seahawks are down to just one healthy running back: rookie Travis Homer.

December 16, 2019 11:24 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Finds paydirt twice in win
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Carson rushed 24 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers.

Carson returned to a bell-cow role with Rashaad Penny (knee) in injured reserve, and he busted out of the gate on the team's opening drive, carrying four times for 47 yards and a score. The third-year pro showcased his explosiveness as well, exceeding 10 yards on eight carries, including three times on the team's final drive to help ice the game. C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer combined for just seven carries, so Carson looks locked into a massive workload going forward. Carson will look to keep the engine roaring in Week 16 against the Cardinals, which have yielded 120.5 rushing yards per game -- 24th in the league.

December 9, 2019 05:20 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Undisputed bell cow sans Penny
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Carson is expected to handle a bulk of the workload going forward with Rashaad Penny ruled out for the season with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Carson spent the first 10 games this year as the clear bell cow, rushing at least 15 times in each contest and totaling 1,044 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns. Rashaad Penny turned the backfield into a timeshare with a commanding Week 12 performance, though, and the duo split reps during the following game against the Vikings. However, Penny left this past Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams with a knee injury on the first drive, and Carson finished with 91 yards on 15 carries. With Penny out of the picture going forward, Carson is poised to be unequivocal No. 1 running back again while C.J. Prosise and rookie Travis Homer rotate in as change-of-pace options. Carson has a favorable Week 15 matchup against the Panthers, who have yielded 139.2 rushing yards per game -- the fourth-most in the league.

December 8, 2019 11:48 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Records 91 yards from scrimmage
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Carson rushed 15 times for 76 yards and caught three of four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Rams.

Carson looked poised to take a bell-cow role after Rashaad Penny left the game on the first drive with a potentially serious knee injury and didn't return. However, the game script had other ideas, as the Rams took a 14-3 lead early in the second quarter and Russell Wilson threw 36 times. Carson still managed a respectable workload and produced an efficient outing with 5.1 yards per carry, and his fantasy performance was on par with what was expected if Penny played the entire game. We're still awaiting the final word on Penny's status, and if it's a serious issue, Carson will be locked into hefty usage against Carolina's suspect run defense (137.5 yards allowed per game).

December 3, 2019 10:48 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Carries for 102 yards, score
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Carson rushed 23 times for 102 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 37-30 win over the Vikings. He also caught one of two targets for seven yards.

There were obvious concerns about his workload following Week 12's win over the Eagles, in which he fumbled twice in the fourth quarter and was out-touched by Rashaad Penny. Carson got the start Monday, however, and extinguished those worries early by firing out of the gate with a nine-yard rush. Coach Pete Carroll was planning on a timeshare and Penny received carries on the first drive as well, while both had productive nights with the latter reaching 107 yards from scrimmage and scoring twice. This is shaping up to be a split backfield moving forward, although the duo's 43 combined touches in this one will likely prove to be an anomaly. The Seahawks travel to Los Angeles for a matchup against the Rams' middling run defense (104.2 rushing yards allowed per game).

November 24, 2019 04:44 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Falls behind Penny
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Carson rushed eight times for 26 yards and caught all four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 17-9 win over the Eagles.

Carson played second fiddle to Rashaad Penny's hot hand, as Penny rumbled for 129 yards and a touchdown. Penny out-carried Carson 14-8 and registered 123 more rushing yards, although the former couldn't haul in his only target. Carson did fumble once -- he recovered -- but his backseat assignment was mainly attributed to how well Penny played, as Penny showed explosiveness, taking six carries for six or more yards while Carson did so just once. It remains to be seen to what degree Penny will cut into Carson's usage in the upcoming weeks, but coach Pete Carroll often went to the hot hand last season and may do the same going forward. Carson will look to bounce back in Week 13 against the Vikings.

November 12, 2019 12:20 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Eclipses century mark
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Carson rushed 25 times for 89 yards and a touchdown and caught three of four targets for 12 yards in Monday's 27-24 overtime win versus the 49ers.

Carson garnered 28 touches to Rashaad Penny's two, as the former was the clear bell cow again despite putting yet another ball on the ground, although the Seahawks were able to recover. The third-year running back has rushed at least 20 times in six of seven games, and the workhorse role continues to pay off, as he exceeded 100 yards from scrimmage in five of those outings. Carson will enjoy the upcoming bye and fire back up in Week 12 against the Vikings.

November 3, 2019 08:00 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Compiles 133 yards
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Carson rushed 16 times for 105 yards and caught both targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 40-34 overtime win against the Buccaneers.

The shootout game script didn't afford Carson a sixth-straight outing with 20-plus carries, but he made use of the limited reps. Carson was the first player to rush for over 100 yards against the Bucs this season, and he did it by averaging 6.6 YPC. His day was highlighted when he ripped off a 59-yard run, but he fumbled the ball and luckily it went out of bounds. Carson lost a fumble later in the contest as well, but the Seahawks never lost faith in the lead back by deploying Rashaad Penny for just four carries. Carson's fumbles are definitely concerning going forward, but his positive contributions in this win, fortunately, outweigh the whiffs. He'll look to keep it up in Week 10 against the 49ers.

October 27, 2019 04:52 PM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Finds paydirt in win
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Carson rushed 20 times for 90 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Falcons.

In a fifth straight game with 20 or more carries, Carson produced well with 4.5 YPC, although he failed to haul in his only target. It's a positive sign that he still managed to be a workhorse despite Rashaad Penny finally coming to life by turning eight carries into 55 yards (6.9 YPC). Now that Penny's healthy, Carson will need to stay on top of his game to avoid losing touches, but his fantasy value should be safe as long as he's producing like this. Carson will look to keep it going in Week 9 against the Buccaneers.

October 21, 2019 11:48 AM
Seahawks' Chris Carson: Manages little on 24 touches
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Carson rushed 21 times for 65 yards and caught three of five targets for nine yards in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Ravens.

After ripping off three straight 100-yard rushing performances, Carson was uninspiring against a well-oiled Ravens defense. The third-year back didn't exceed nine yards on any of his carries, although he managed five first downs. Still, coach Pete Carroll stuck with Carson as the bell cow despite Rashaad Penny (hamstring) being active, as Penny wasn't afforded a touch all game. Perhaps Penny wasn't fully healthy yet, but Carson appears to remain the clear-cut No. 1 back and a must-start fantasy player going into Week 8's game against the Falcons.

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