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Seahawks Running Back To Miss Preseason Opener With An Injury

Running Back Rankings Week 14: Rashaad Penny

Rashaad Penny

The Seattle Seahawks offense won't be at full strength in the team's preseason opener this weekend. Starting running back Rashaad Penny is out with an injury. 

Penny, who's expected to win the team's starting running back gig for the 2022 season, is dealing with groin "tightness" It's unlikely he's out long, but the Seahawks are taking caution here. 

“We’re just taking care of him,” Carroll said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.

Although it's unlikely Penny would have played this weekend anyways, he's now officially ruled out because of groin tightness. That means rookie Kenneth Walker out of Michigan State is going to get plenty of playing time. 

Walker ran for 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns at Michigan State last college football season. If he can produce half those numbers for the Seahawks in his rookie season, Seattle will be in good shape.