When Seahawks running back Chris Carson appeared on the injury report with a hip injury earlier this week, it was assumed he’d be fine for today’s matchup against the Cardinals. However, Carson apparently had some kind of setback, as the team announced that the running back will be inactive for the contest.
This is a tough blow for a Seahawks team that’s struggled offensively this season. Carson has been one of the offense’s lone bright spots through three weeks, compiling 177 rushing yards and one score on 45 carries. He’s also added another five receptions for 50 yards. The team will now have to rely on first-rounder Rashaad Penny, who has collected 43 rushing yards on 20 carries. The team is also rostering Mike Davis and C.J. Prosise, who is active despite being listed as doubtful.
While the Seahawks are losing one major offensive weapon, they’ll be welcoming back another one. Doug Baldwin is set to return to the Seahawks after missing the past two games with a knee injury. He’ll likely slide to the top of the receivers depth chart ahead of Brandon Marshall and Tyler Lockett.
The rest of the Seahawks’ inactives include defensive end Dion Jordan, linebacker K.J. Wright, safety Shalom Luani, defensive end Rasheem Green, offensive guard Ethan Pocic, and wideout Keenan Reynolds.
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