The Seahawks are thin at more than one position heading into Week 12, including running back. Starter Chris Carson is on IR and will be undergoing season-ending surgery on his neck soon. Former first-round pick Rashaad Penny’s latest injury is a hamstring issue and backup Alex Collins has been limited by a groin problem for several weeks.
With an eye on adding some more depth to their running back group, the team has signed B.J. Emmons (5-foot-11, 215 pounds) to their practice squad. Emmons played his college football at Florida Atlantic, where he scored six rushing touchdowns in 2019 as a junior. Emmons started this season on the Raiders’ practice squad.
To make room for Emmons, Seattle released rookie wide receiver Cade Johnson.
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