Oct 25, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks RB Carson to return after 4-game absence

Seattle running back Chris Carson is expected to return from a sprained foot when the Seahawks visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

Carson has missed the past four games while recovering from the injury. Coach Pete Carroll said the 26-year-old ran well in Saturday’s practice.

“He looks really good,” Carroll said afterward. “He looked explosive and in great shape. He’s got fresh legs. … You could tell. He could feel it in his change of direction and all that stuff, so he’s really raring to go. He’s full go.”

Carson has 323 rushing yards and three touchdowns in six games, and also has three more scores as a receiver.

Also slated to return from injuries are cornerback Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) and center Ethan Pocic (concussion). Griffin missed the past four games and Pocic sat out the last two.

Seattle ruled out right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and running back Travis Homer (wrist/thumb/knee).

Listed as questionable are receivers David Moore (hip) and Freddie Swain (foot), offensive linemen Jordan Simmons (calf) and Kyle Fuller (ankle), and cornerback D.J. Reed (foot).

Carroll also said running back Rashaad Penny (knee) is expected to begin practicing with the team next week. Penny, a 2018 first-round pick from San Diego State, has been sidelined since suffering a major knee injury last December.

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Haason Reddick (43) in the first quarter at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks RBs Carson, Hyde to miss third straight games

The Seattle Seahawks ruled out running backs Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde for Sunday’s road game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Seahawks downgraded both players on Saturday after listing them as questionable a day earlier. Carson has a foot injury, and Hyde is dealing with a hamstring injury.

It will be the third straight game that both players sit out.

Carson, 26, has 323 rushing yards and three touchdowns in six games, and also has three more scores as a receiver. Hyde, 30, has rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns in four games.

Seattle elevated Alex Collins from the practice squad to help deal with their absences. Collins also was elevated last week and carried twice for 5 yards during a 44-34 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

The Seahawks had just 57 rushing yards against the Bills with DeeJay Dallas (31) and Travis Homer (16) leading the way. But Dallas (arm/wrist) and Homer (knee) sustained injuries during the contest as well, though both are cleared to play against the Rams.

Seattle also activated defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison from the practice squad and defensive back/special teams ace Neiko Thorpe (hip) off injured reserve. The club also put defensive tackle Bryan Mone (ankle) on injured reserve.

Harrison, 31, is a nine-year veteran who was a Pro Bowl selection for the New York Giants in 2016. He has played for the New York Jets (2012-15), Giants (2016-18) and Detroit Lions (2018-19).

“I am really excited to see him play,” coach Pete Carroll said of Harrison. “He’s been a unique player for a long time. He’s worked really hard to get ready to go.”

Thorpe, 30, has missed six straight games since being injured in Week 2.

“We’re really excited about getting him back,” Carroll said of Thorpe. “He’s been a real centerpiece on special teams, and we’ve really missed him.”

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) makes a tackle against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Adams back for Seahawks, six others ruled out vs. Bills

Seattle standout safety Jamal Adams will return from a four-game injury absence when the Seahawks visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Adams hasn’t played since sustaining a groin injury in Week 3. The two-time Pro Bowler was acquired from the New York Jets prior to the season and has 23 tackles and two sacks.

While the news was good regarding Adams, six other players were ruled out of Sunday’s game.

Running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) will both miss their second straight games. Travis Homer (72 yards) and DeeJay Dallas (49) are the only other backs on the 53-man roster but Seattle will likely promote Alex Collins from the practice squad to be the third back.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was hopeful Carson would test the foot on Friday but that didn’t occur.

“He couldn’t make it today,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “Today was going to be the day we tried to decide where he was and they didn’t feel like it was right to bring him out there today, so we’ve got to leave him home, take care of him and get him ready for next week (against the Los Angeles Rams).”

The Seahawks also ruled out guard Mike Iupati (back), defensive end Benson Mayowa (ankle), cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion/hamstring) and safety Ugo Amadi (hamstring).

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Haason Reddick (43) in the first quarter at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Carson ‘week to week’ amid Seahawks’ banged-up backfield

The Seattle Seahawks’ perfect 5-0 record took a hit Sunday night. So did their offensive backfield.

In losing to the Arizona Cardinals 37-34 in overtime, Seattle’s top three running backs all went down with injuries, leaving the team with question marks heading into their Week 8 meeting with the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

Leading rusher Chris Carson, who has piled up 323 yards and has three touchdowns on the ground and three more as a receiver, sustained his injury in the first half Sunday and did not return. An MRI on Monday confirmed a mid-foot sprain, his second sprain this month after he hurt his knee in early October.

“There’s something there that we could see,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s just week-to-week, so we’ll see what happens. We don’t know. He was real determined to say, ‘I can go with it,’ but we won’t know until the end of the week, for sure.”

Top backup Carlos Hyde replaced Carson in the second quarter and gained 68 yards on 15 carries, but his status is unclear due to tightness in his hamstring. Carroll said the team was “hoping” he could play Sunday against San Francisco, where his career began.

Third-down back Travis Homer also got banged up against the Cardinals, suffering a bruised knee in the fourth quarter. An MRI showed no structural damage, so “that’s something he has a chance to recover (quickly) from,” said Carroll.

With those three injuries, the Seahawks may have to rely on rookie fourth-rounder DeeJay Dallas, who has played just two games this season, as they have no other running backs on their roster or practice squad. Rashaad Penny, their 2018 first-round pick, is not ready to return from his knee injury and is still on the physically unable to perform list.

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the game with an apparent injury during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

NFL injury notebook: Browns’ Beckham suffers knee injury

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and center JC Tretter both suffered apparent leg injuries on the same play early in the first quarter of Sunday’s 37-34 victory at Cincinnati.

On the Browns’ second offensive snap, quarterback Baker Mayfield was intercepted on a deep throw down the right sideline intended for Beckham. Beckham was assisted off the field and taken to the Browns’ locker room.

The NFL Network reported after the game that the injury is feared to be “major” and Beckham is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Monday morning to determine the severity.

After the interception, Tretter was on the turf clutching his right leg and knee area. He was helped off the field and received treatment on the Cleveland sideline before returning to the game during the Browns’ next offensive series.

–Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton left the 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team in the third quarter with a concussion after he absorbed an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Jon Bostic.

The Cowboys confirmed after the game that Dalton will enter the league’s concussion protocol. Dalton was 9 of 19 for 75 yards with an interception.

Bostic was ejected, and Dallas had to use its third quarterback in three games, rookie Ben DiNucci. The seventh-round draft pick out of James Madison tried three passes, completing two for 39 yards.

–Washington safety Landon Collins sustained a season-ending Achilles injury in the loss to the Cowboys, NFL Network reported. Collins is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, per the report.

The 26-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection was carted off with an injury to his right lower leg in the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

–Starting in place of injured Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-6 victory over the New England Patriots but he suffered an ankle injury on the last score, a 7-yarder in the third period.

Starting receiver Deebo Samuel also exited with a hamstring injury on a catch in the fourth quarter and Richie James Jr. left with an ankle injury.

Afterward, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that Wilson likely suffered a high ankle sprain and is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, where he would miss a minimum of three games. The 49ers’ only healthy running backs on their active roster are rookie JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon.

–Three Patriots suffered injuries in the loss to the 49ers — wide receiver N’Keal Harry (head), guard Joe Thuney (ankle) and offensive tackle Justin Herron (ankle). All three left the game and did not return.

Thuney hadn’t missed an offensive snap since Week 7 of last season, and his injury is believed to be a mild low ankle sprain, according to a report from NFL Media.

–Arizona running back Kenyan Drake was carted off from the sideline with a towel over his head late in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals’ 37-34 OT win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Drake was hurt on a 2-yard run with 4:12 left in regulation, and he needed help off the field.

He was the third Cardinal to leave the contest, following defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, who suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter, and linebacker Isaiah Irving, who suffered a neck injury with 51 seconds left in the first half on a kickoff. Irving was strapped on a backboard and carted off the field.

–Seahawks running back Chris Carson left the OT loss to the Cardinals in the second quarter with a foot injury after rushing five times for 34 yards.

The Seahawks were also without cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who was evaluated for a possible concussion in the third quarter. He was replaced by Tre Flowers.

–Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams suffered a neck injury in the second quarter against the Browns and did not return to the game. He handed his helmet to the training staff and initially was tested for a concussion.

–Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 79 yards on nine carries before leaving late in the first half with a concussion suffered when he was tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen.

–Los Angeles Chargers tight end Virgil Green suffered an ankle injury after scoring a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the team’s 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and did not return.

Right guard Ryan Groy had a biceps injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.

–Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook was carted off the field with a serious leg injury on the final play of the third quarter. His knee appeared to give out as he made a cut, and as he was tackled, a cry could be heard from the field.

Jaguars cornerback Sidney Jones (back) and linebacker Dakota Allen (ankle) also left in the first half.

–New York Jets receiver Breshad Perriman was being evaluated for a concussion after the team’s 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates with defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) after making a tackle against the New England Patriots during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks star S Adams (groin) to sit out vs. Dolphins

Seattle Seahawks star safety Jamal Adams will miss Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, coach Pete Carroll said Friday on his weekly radio show.

Adams injured his groin in last Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was acquired from the New York Jets during the offseason and has 23 tackles and two sacks in three games.

“Jamal is not ready yet. He won’t make it,” Carroll said. “We’ll miss the heck out of him.”

Carroll said that linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee) also will sit out. Brooks also was hurt against the Cowboys.

Running back Chris Carson (knee) is expected to play, according to Carroll. Carson was hurt when Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill twisted and rolled with Carson’s left leg while putting the weight of his back on the running back’s other leg.

“(Carson) had an excellent week … and was able to really show that he was ready,” Carroll told KIRO. “He just bounced right back and so we’re really happy about that.”

Carson has rushed for a team-high 157 yards while adding 12 receptions for 93 yards and three touchdowns.

Right guard Damien Lewis (ankle) also has a chance to play. He was injured against Dallas.

–Field Level Media

Sep 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) rushes against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Carroll peeved over tactics of Cowboys DT Hill

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn’t very happy about the play in which running back Chris Carson suffered a first-degree knee sprain during Sunday’s 38-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Carson went down to the turf on a fourth-quarter running play, and Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill twisted and rolled with Carson’s left leg while putting the weight of his back on Carson’s other leg.

“I was really pissed about that one,” Carroll said on a Monday morning appearance on ESPN 710. “That guy hurt him.”

Carson underwent an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury. He is in danger of missing the Seahawks’ Week 4 game at the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The injury occurred with just over three minutes left as Seattle (3-0) was driving to the decisive score in the 38-31 home win.

Carson rushed for 64 yards on 14 carries and added three receptions for 12 yards before exiting. For the season, he has 157 yards on 37 rushes while making 12 catches for 93 yards and three touchdowns.

Carroll also said that safety Jamal Adams (groin), linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee) and guard Damien Lewis (ankle) suffered injured during the contest.

Carroll said Adams’ injury “was really bothering him after the game. He was really bummed out, because he really wants to play so badly.”

–Field Level Media