Seahawks Lose Trio Of Players

The Seahawks lost a tough one at home to the Cardinals on Sunday, and the news got much worse after the game. Running backs Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise will likely miss the rest of the season with hip and arm injuries respectively, head coach Pete Carroll announced to the media. Caroll also revealed that starting left tackle Duane Brown would undergo surgery on his knee and that while he could make it back for the playoffs, he won’t play next week.

That’s all very unfortunate, since Seattle has a crucial Week 17 game against the 49ers that will determine who wins the NFC West and in turn gets a home playoff game. The Seahawks were already playing without key defensive pieces in Jadeveon Clowney and Shaquill Griffin, and it’s unclear if either of them will make it back for next week. Either way, the Seahawks will now be very shorthanded for their showdown with San Francisco.

Rashaad Penny recently landed on injured reserve with an ACL injury, so Seattle has virtually no running backs left after today. They’ll certainly be making a move or two this week, and Carroll acknowledged as much by saying “John’s gotta get working” in reference to GM John Schneider, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweets. Carson had been having a very solid year before going down, and will finish the season with 1,190 yards on the ground and nine total touchdowns.

Depending on who they add to the roster this week, rookie sixth-round pick Travis Homer currently profiles as the team’s starter at running back for Week 17. The Miami product now has eight carries in his career after handling five on Sunday. Brown is the anchor of the offensive line, and his absence will be sorely felt. 2018 fifth-round pick Jamarco Jones started two games when Brown was hurt earlier this year.

As for who Seattle will pick up, there are plenty of serviceable veteran options available. They worked out Robert Turbin and Alfred Blue last week after Penny went down, so perhaps one of those guys will get a call. Additionally, C.J. Anderson is a player the team might have interest in, Condotta hears (Twitter link). Anderson joined the Rams late in the season last year and ended up playing a huge role in their Super Bowl run, so he’s no stranger to this type of situation. Even more interestingly, Condotta tweets that he doesn’t “think it can be ruled out” that they might sign Marshawn Lynch. Lynch retired back in April, but left the door open for a return to the Raiders in May, so he might not be 100 percent finished. That would certainly be entertaining.

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  1. dandan

    Hate to see this, but all those Seahawks fans that were jawing after beating an injured 49ers team their first matchup about to get a fat dose of retribution next Sunday.

    • snotrocket

      If Shanahan realizes that the football field exists more than 5 yards past the line of scrimmage it would be a big help. And if the defense decides to show up for the first time in about a month.

    • Phil253

      @dandan both teams have been beat up and uh SF lost those players in that game which is a different situation than being actually short handed, which Seattle has been for the majority of the second half of the season. So if you want to jaw at Hawks fans for being short handed if SF wins next week be my guest.

  2. amk3510

    Seahwaks are the ultimate pretenders. They have 1 blowout this year and that team just walked into their house and beat them.

    • paindonthurt

      Half of the team was injured for this game and another half of that was injured during the game. The Seahawks did not play with a full deck, or even close. They don’t have a chance in the playoffs with all these injuries.

  3. deal1122

    Ask Pittsburgh about injuries. The Steelers know a thing or two about how bad it hurts missing some guys… they would be a legit contender if Ben didn’t go down.
    5 of 7 losses by 7 or less. This team would be at least 12-3 going into week 17.

    • djpiglatin

      If if’s and but’s were candy and nuts then everyday would be Christmas. Go Niners!

      • deal1122

        Wasn’t making excuses… just saying that you really can’t complain about injuries when other teams have them too.

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