Running back Rashaad Penny is leaner, stronger this offseason
The Seahawks run game came together last season thanks to a trio of running backs headed by Chris Carson. Together with veteran Mike Davis – now with Chicago – and rookie Rashaad Penny, the three combined to put Seattle in the lead in rushing.
Penny, who was selected by Seattle in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, took a back seat for the first half of the season but came to life Week 11, logging his first NFL touchdown and 100-yard game.
With Davis signed to the Bears, Penny is looking to pack the one-two punch this year right behind Carson.
“He looks great, he looks great,” coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. “He’s fast, he’s lean, he looks like the offseason that he put forth and then also what he’s done with our guys has been working right on point. He’s doing really well. He’s trimmed a little bit. Yeah. He’s stronger than he was, I think, so he’s transferred some weight.”
Carroll said Carson “had a little work done” on his knee and isn’t expected back to practice for a couple weeks.
Until then, and with mandatory minicamp less than a month away, Penny will have the chance to hog the spotlight and strut his stuff.