Seahawks bring back running back Robert Turbin

Dec 23, 2019, 6:27 PM | Updated: 9:05 pm
Seahawks RB Robert Turbin...
Running back Robert Turbin spent the first three years of his career with the Seahawks. (AP)

The Seahawks signed one of their former running backs to help fill a big hole at the position, not long before adding another one with a bit bigger of a name.

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Robert Turbin, a 30-year-old free agent who last played in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, shared a picture on his Instagram Monday of himself sitting in a Seahawks locker with his name and number on it, signifying that he has rejoined the team.

Turbin was one of several running backs the Seahawks reportedly tried out Monday, a day after starter Chris Carson and No. 2 back C.J. Prosise both suffered season-ending injuries. Those came just weeks after Rashaad Penny, who was Carson’s usual backup, landed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Turbin was a fourth-round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2012, and he spent three seasons with Seattle. He didn’t miss a game in those three years, starting three in 2014. He appeared in just eight total games in two years with the Colts, however, running for a combined 63 yards and a touchdown on 27 attempts in 2017 and 2018. Turbin was suspended for four games for a PED violation in 2018 and was waived in November of that year while dealing with a shoulder injury.

Another former Seahawks running back is joining Turbin in Seattle’s backfield. Marshawn Lynch, who coach Pete Carroll said Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle was flying in for a meeting, agreed to a deal on Monday night according to his agent.

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