Seahawks Inactives: Collins and Lewis out, Penny and Homer active
The Seahawks’ backfield picture for a divisional clash against the San Francisco 49ers is less murky than it was on Friday, as only one of three running backs who was listed as questionable to play will not suit up for Seattle.
Alex Collins, who has been the Seahawks’ lead back since starter Chris Carson’s season-ending neck injury, is inactive against the 49ers due to an abdominal injury. But the good news for the Seahawks is that Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer (calf), who both missed last week’s game against the Washington Football Team, are active on Sunday.
Penny and Homer join DeeJay Dallas and the recently-signed Adrian Peterson as healthy running backs who are active for the Seahawks against the 49ers.
The Seahawks are once again without starting left guard Damien Lewis, who was doubtful to play with an elbow injury as well as with a reported surgery he underwent to remove a cyst from his groin area.
The Seahawks will also be without guard Phil Haynes, a 2019 pick who was recently promoted from the practice squad. With Haynes a healthy scratch and Lewis out, Kyle Fuller will likely get the start at left guard like he did last week, when Lewis was also inactive. Fuller began the season as the Seahawks’ starting center before Ethan Pocic took over that role, a job he held for all of 2020.
Rounding out Seattle’s inactives are third-string quarterback Jacob Eason, reserve cornerback Nigel Warrior and defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche.
Defensive end L.J. Collier, Seattle’s 2019 first-round pick who has been inactive for seven of 11 games this year, is active for the third time in the last four games. He had one of just three Seattle quarterback hits last Monday in Washington.
For the 49ers, they’ll be without three key players in star receiver Deebo Samuel and starting linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw. Check out San Francisco’s full inactives list here.