Oct 9, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) is tackled by New Orleans Saints defensive end Carl Granderson (96) and defensive tackle Kentavius Street (91) during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny fractures tibia

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny sustained a fractured right tibia in Sunday’s loss at New Orleans, according to multiple reports.

NFL Network said Penny will undergo further tests Monday to assess the damage and determine whether surgery is necessary.

Penny was hurt when he was tackled near the sideline after a six-yard run midway through the third quarter.

He was taken to the locker room on a cart, finishing the Seahawks’ 39-32 loss with 54 yards on eight carries.

Penny, 26, has rushed for 346 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season, his fifth with the Seahawks since being drafted in the first round in 2018 out of San Diego State.

Rookie backup Kenneth Walker III broke off a 69-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and finished with 88 yards on eight carries.

–Field Level Media

Oct 9, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Taysom Hill (7) celebrates a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Taysom Hill and Saints hold off Seahawks

Taysom Hill ran for three touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass as the host New Orleans Saints defeated the Seattle Seahawks 39-32 Sunday afternoon.

Hill rushed for 112 yards on nine carries, Alvin Kamara had 103 rushing yards and 91 receiving yards and Andy Dalton, making his second start in place of the injured Jameis Winston, passed for 187 yards and a touchdown as the Saints (2-3) ended a three-game losing streak.

Geno Smith passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, with Tyler Lockett catching two of them en route to 104 receiving yards for the Seahawks (2-3).

The Saints recovered a Seahawks fumble on the first possession of the third quarter and Dalton threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Chris Olave, who suffered a concussion on the play and did not return.

A 54-yard screen pass to Kamara led to a 22-yard touchdown pass from Hill to Adam Trautman, increasing the lead to 31-19 at the end of the third quarter.

Seattle quickly responded with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Smith to Lockett to trim the lead to 31-25 with 14:08 left.

Kenneth Walker III, replacing an injured Rashaad Penny, ran 69 yards for a touchdown that gave the Seahawks a 32-31 lead with 6:54 left.

Three plays later, Hill broke free for a 60-yard touchdown run and Mark Ingram II added a two-point conversion run to give New Orleans a 39-32 lead with 5:22 left.

On the first possession of the game, the Saints drove to Wil Lutz’s 56-yard field goal.

The Seahawks responded with a 75-yard drive that ended with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Smith to D.K. Metcalf.

Jason Myers added a 56-yard field goal to increase the lead to 10-3 at the end of the first quarter.

Hill’s 8-yard touchdown run tied the score early in the second quarter.

Later in the quarter Seattle’s Michael Dickson couldn’t get a punt off and two plays later Hill ran 9 yards for a touchdown to give New Orleans a 17-10 lead.

Myers’ 31-yard field goal and Smith’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Lockett gave Seattle a 19-17 halftime lead.

–Field Level Media

Sep 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) scores a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks RB Chris Carson retiring with neck injury

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is retiring due to a neck injury, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

The team reportedly will release the two-time 1,000-yard rusher with a failed physical designation.

The 27-year-old Carson would be entitled to receive “several million” in injury protection benefits under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, per the report. He signed a two-year, $10.43 million deal in March 2021.

Carson suffered a neck injury in a Week 4 win against San Francisco last season and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 16.

He later had surgery to repair the injury, finishing the season with 232 rushing yards and three touchdowns and six receptions for 29 yards in four starts.

A seventh-round pick in 2017, Carson rushed for 3,502 yards and 24 TDs and caught 107 passes for 804 yards and seven scores in 49 games (48 starts) over five seasons. He ran for 1,151 yards in 2018 and 1,230 in 2019.

–Field Level Media

Oct 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Seattle Seahawks nose tackle Bryan Mone (90) at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks sign DT Bryan Mone to 2-year extension

The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive tackle Bryan Mone to a two-year contract extension worth up to $13.8 million, NFL Network reported Monday.

Mone, 26, is an exclusive rights free agent who signed his tender for the 2022 season in April.

The new deal will pay him $12 million for the 2023 and 2024 seasons. It includes a $1.5 million signing bonus and he can earn up to an additional $1.8 million in incentives, per the report.

Mone played in 14 games (five starts) and contributed 35 tackles, three quarterback hits, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble last season.

Undrafted out of Michigan in 2019, Mone has 48 tackles and two sacks in 28 games (five starts) over three seasons with the Seahawks.

–Field Level Media

Nov 21, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) jogs to the locker room following a 23-13 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks re-sign veteran QB Geno Smith to 1-year deal

The Seattle Seahawks officially re-signed veteran quarterback Geno Smith for the 2022 season on Tuesday.

Multiple outlets said Smith, 31, will receive a $3.5 million base salary — including a $500,000 signing bonus — and can earn an additional $3.5 million in incentives.

Smith started three games last season for the Seahawks while Russell Wilson was sidelined with a finger injury. Overall, he saw action in four games and passed for 702 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

With Wilson traded to Denver in the offseason, the Seahawks’ quarterback room consists of former Bronco Drew Lock, Jacob Eason and Smith.

Smith went 1-2 as a starter last season and is 13-21 over his NFL career. He was a second-round draft choice by the New York Jets in 2013 and made 29 starts over his first two seasons.

Overall, he has passed for 6,917 yards, 34 touchdowns and 37 interceptions in 45 games with the Jets (2013-16), New York Giants (2017), Los Angeles Chargers (2018) and Seahawks (2019-21).

Seattle also announced the signings of eight restricted free agents or exclusive-rights free agents: wide receiver Penny Hart, guard Phil Haynes, defensive tackle Bryan Mone, linebacker Tanner Muse, safety Ryan Neal, cornerback John Reid, linebacker Jon Rhattigan and center Dakoda Shepley.

–Field Level Media

Jul 29, 2021; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai gestures while walking on the field during a Chicago Bears training camp session at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks hiring former Bears DC Sean Desai

The Seattle Seahawks are hiring former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai as an associate head coach, NFL Network reported Friday.

Desai, 38, interviewed for the defensive coordinator jobs with the Las Vegas Raiders and New York Giants this offseason.

He was a defensive quality control coach (2013-18) and safeties coach (2019-20) with Chicago before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2021. The Bears finished No. 3 in passing defense and No. 6 in total defense in his first season in charge.

Desai was not retained by the Bears when head coach Matt Nagy was fired after the season and replaced by Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.

Head coach Pete Carroll’s Seahawks (7-10) missed the playoffs for just the second time in 10 years in 2021 after finishing 28th in the NFL in total defense.

–Field Level Media