Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is ‘raring to go’

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The Seattle Seahawks have taken a couple of hits in the running back department lately, losing starter Chris Carson to the injured reserve for the next couple of weeks with a neck injury and Alex Collins now battling some hip and glute cramps that are hopefully not too significant.

Fortunately for Seattle, Rashaad Penny should be returning to the action from the injured reserve just in time.

“I talked to Rashaad last week, I think I told you guys, in looking forward to this week coming up, that he needed to have a great week last week, which he did,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday afternoon. “He’s had a number of weeks in the last three weeks that have been really good for him. He is raring to go. There won’t be any restrictions on him unless the workload builds up on him. I’m hoping that’s not going to be a factor because of the way he’s prepared.”

Penny was placed on the injured reserve with a calf injury at the start of the month and has only appeared in one contest – the season opener – this year. Hopefully, his durability won’t be an issue.

“It’s extremely important that he comes back to us now and helps out in the running game and all that,” Carroll said. “I’m really excited for him. It’s been a long year and return and all that for him. It’s been really frustrating for him. He’s really raring to go.”

Penny will have to be officially activated back to the 53-man roster before he can appear in a game.

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