Seahawks RB Chris Carson set for return to the lineup vs. Eagles on Monday night
The Seattle Seahawks haven’t had a healthy assortment of running backs in quite some time, but that won’t be the case in Week 12. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Chris Carson is slated to return to Seattle’s offense against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.
Chris Carson is off the Seahawks’ injury report for Monday night vs. the Eagles and set to return to the lineup.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 28, 2020
Carson has been sidelined for the Seahawks since the team’s first meeting with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7. The bruising running back suffered a mid-foot sprain, which is something that can be a nagging issue for a running back.
Prior to his foot ailment, Carson was effective in Seattle’s offense, rushing for 323 yards and three touchdowns on 66 carries. He also had 22 receptions for 147 yards and another three touchdowns as a receiver in the six games he was active in this season.
Also, his 5.3 yards per touch is a career-best for the former seventh-round pick out of Oklahoma State. Just a season ago, Carson finished with a career-high 1,496 scrimmage yards and nine total touchdowns.
Amid Carson’s absence, the Seahawks have had a revolving door at the running back position alongside Russell Wilson. Carlos Hyde, who also got injured in Week 7, has been handling the starting duties in recent weeks.
In addition to Hyde, Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas have seen more snaps with the offense. But with Carson now back on the field, Homer and Dallas will likely see minimal roles in the backfield moving forward.
Coming off of their bye week, Seattle is now in second place in the NFC West behind the Los Angeles Rams. At the least, the Seahawks will be getting a healthy version of Chris Carson for the final stretch of the season.