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Seahawks could have new No. 2 running back on…

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The Seattle Seahawks will go into their Week 3 matchup against the New Orleans Saints with Chris Carson as their No. 1 running back. That much we know for sure.

Beyond that is a question mark, now that second-year back Rashaad Penny was a late addition to the injury report with a hamstring injury suffered during Friday’s practice.

Should Penny be forced to sit out, Pete Carroll is more than confident turning things over to C.J. Prosise, who earned a spot on the 53-man roster after a strong preseason showing – but hasn’t gotten to do much through two games this year.

“C.J. is ready to go,” Carroll said on Friday. “He’s been practicing great; he’s done well when we put him in. He can’t wait to get more reps. So, if he gets a chance to play, we won’t even hesitate to have him mix into all that. He’ll go right with the guys.”

Prosise has carried the ball twice for seven yards this season, along with three receptions, on three targets, for 13 yards.

Prosise adds a different element to Seattle’s offense with his ability as a pass catcher and his overall versatility, which makes him hard to gameplan for.

“He’s a terrific catcher, he’s got versatility, he knows the whole system protection wise we can move him around, there’s a lot of real positives in his play,” Carroll continued. “We’ve moved him outside the backfield more than the other guys in the earlier part of his career, and we feel very confident that we can do that with him, that’s a nice aspect that he brings.”

Prosise is no doubt the top beneficiary if Penny sits, but Carroll also acknowledged that rookie Travis Homer, who has been limited to special teams work so far this season, could be a factor as well.

“He’s ready to go make something happen, so we’re really excited about his contribution,” Carroll continued. “If he had to go in the game, he will do the full complement of our offense. He can do all the stuff.”

The inactive report will come out roughly 90 minutes before kickoff on Sunday, and more will be known about Penny’s status at that time.

Seahawks could have new No. 2 running back on Sunday

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