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Seahawks Injuries: Seattle thin at RB again, likely without Damien Lewis

Dec 3, 2021, 2:14 PM
Seahawks RB Alex Collins...
Alex Collins of the Seattle Seahawks avoids a tackle by Chandler Jones of the Arizona Cardinals. (Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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The Seahawks enter Week 13’s divisional clash with the San Francisco 49ers at 3-8 and it appears that, once again, the team will be thin or at the very least very beat up at the running back position.

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Last week, Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas, along with practice squad callup Josh Johnson, were Seattle’s three lone running backs for the Seahawks’ game against the Washington Football Team as Travis Homer and Rashaad Penny were ruled out due to injury.

Now, as the Seahawks prepare to face the 49ers, that position group again has some injury question marks.

Collins (abdomen), Penny (hamstring) and Homer (calf) are all questionable to play, leaving Dallas as the lone healthy back on the 53-man roster.

“Wait and see,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday. “We’ve got a couple days to figure that out. We’ll get through tomorrow and get to Sunday and see what happens. But guys got work this week, they all got work this week, so we’ve just got to figure out who’s OK and who isn’t by Sunday.”

Johnson again could be called up from the practice squad, but the Seahawks also signed Adrian Peterson, a future Hall of Famer, to the practice squad, so he could be added and have a decent-sized role on Sunday as well.

Carroll said Peterson has been a boost at practice because of his presence, that it’s a rare opportunity for his guys to work with someone like that and that Peterson is ready to play and could play right away this Sunday, adding that Peterson isn’t in Seattle “for show.”

The Seahawks had just one other player listed on the injury report in left guard Damien Lewis, who missed Monday’s game against Washington. Lewis was ruled out of that game with an elbow injury, but this week he is listed as doubtful to play with an elbow injury and what’s being listed as non-injury related-medical.

Carroll on Friday told reporters that Lewis is dealing with a shoulder injury, the elbow issue and then one other issue.

Per Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, sources told him that Lewis had a cyst removed from his groin area this week.

“Just banged up, we’ve got to take care of him and it doesn’t look like he’s going to make it,” Carroll said.

With Lewis likely out of action, Kyle Fuller, who started the season as Seattle’s starting center, likely gets the start at left guard once again. Lewis’ backup is typically Jamarco Jones, but he is on injured reserve with a back injury. Another option for the Seahawks is Phil Haynes, a 2019 draft pick by Seattle who is on the practice squad and was active for last week’s game, though he didn’t play.

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