Veteran Carlos Hyde and rookie fourth-round pick DeeJay Dallas were their only available tailbacks by the end of Sunday night's game, after Chris Carson and Travis Homer went down hurt. But HC Pete Carroll is unsure of Hyde's status for this week due to tightness in his hamstring. The coach said Homer has a knee bruise and not an injury, adding, "So that's something he has a chance to recover from."
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This will be an interesting situation heading into Week 8. COVID-19 protocols make it difficult for teams to adjust to injuries on the fly. Players must go through several days of testing before they're allowed to enter an NFL facility. That will make it impossible for the Seahawks to sign a free agent in time to reinforce their backfield for this week's home game against the San Francisco 49ers (4-3), unless that running back had already started or completed his testing, the story said. With Penny still on the PUP list and not likely to practice this week, it could mean Dallas is the only healthy option, unless Homer can recover from the knee bruise. Keep an eye on this situation, but right now it's not a clear as to who the main ball carrier will be.
Without Kenyan Drake, the Cardinals will rely on Chase Edmonds to be their primary ball carrier. He had 58 yards on five carries and 87 yards on seven catches in Sunday night's 37-34 overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
It's not breaking news but it's good to be reassure if you're an Edmonds owner. We've had reports over the past few weeks from those who follow the team saying Edmonds deserved to get more work because he was more effective than Drake, although with lesser touches, most of this season. Edmonds is going to get his chance. Look for Benjamin to get a bump as well. Edmonds could very well be on your wire, he needs to be picked up.
Godwin is out for Week 8, as the tweet went on to say. Evans should get a boost with Godwin out, but other reports say Evans and Miller are banged up too. Evans is dealing with a ankle injury and Miller is dealing with a bad hip. For the record, this is why the Bucs say they signed Antonio Brown, but Brown won't play until at least Week 9.