The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly expressing interest in a couple of veteran NFL running backs as we head deeper into the offseason.
Seattle is reportedly not expecting running back Rashaad Penny to be ready in time for Week 1. Penny suffered a torn ACL injury late in the 2019 season. He was on the bike rehabbing in February, but the road back from an ACL injury is a long one.
So, the Seahawks have reportedly expressed interest in a couple of veteran NFL running backs. One of them is two-time Pro Bowler Devonta Freeman.
Seattle reportedly made an offer to Freeman earlier this offseason. However, it wasn’t up to Freeman’s demands. The former Atlanta Falcons running back remains a free agent.
“The money isn’t lining up. Seattle wants insurance with Rashaad Penny likely out first six games on PUP list. Freeman wants more money than they’re willing to offer,” Corbin Smith reported.
#Seahawks have been trying to sign Devonta Freeman for a while now. But the money isn't lining up. Seattle wants insurance with Rashaad Penny likely out first six games on PUP list. Freeman wants more money than they're willing to offer.
— Corbin Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) May 20, 2020
Former Ohio State star running back Carlos Hyde is another running back getting eyed by Seattle.
The Seahawks have also had conversations with free agent RB Carlos Hyde https://t.co/fuv6H2LDhs
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) May 20, 2020
The Seahawks are expected to have Chris Carson healthy in time for Week 1, but Seattle is clearly interested in strengthening its depth at the position.
Freeman and Hyde are two potential options at running back moving forward for the Seahawks.