The Seattle Seahawks are running backwards Rashad Bini On a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.
Penny returns in a deal that proves it after a stellar finish in the first three injury-ridden seasons in the NFL.
Chris Carsonwho has been a Seattle starter since 2018, is coming out of neck surgery. Alex Collinswho initially replaced Carson in the starting line-up before being overtaken by Penny late in the season, is a free agent.
The NFL Network first reported the Seattle deal with Penny.
Seen as a first-round bust for most of his four seasons in the NFL, Penny finished off the 2021 season with one of the most prolific spurts in Seahawks history.
With Carson in injured reserve, Penny led the NFL with 671 rushing yards—208 yards more than anyone else—over his last five games. In doing so, Penny joined Sean Alexander as the only player in team history with 130 yards in three consecutive games. Additionally, he ran for his career best 190 yards at the end of the season.
He scored six touchdowns in those last five games – one more than he scored in his first 32 games of the regular season.
Until that point, Benny’s career had been marred by a long list of injuries, including a ruptured ACL in December 2019 – just as he was starting to show – that kept him sidelined for most of 2020. He also missed five games after sustaining a calf injury in the opening game of 2021. And another match in November due to a hamstring injury.
Finally, 26-year-old Benny missed 30 of his 69 potential matches, including the playoffs, due to injury.
Penny, who spent most of his first four seasons playing behind Carson after being named 27th in 2018, had flashes of production when he was healthy. In the seven games in which Penny had at least 12 carries, he crossed 100 yards in six of them, and scored nine fast dodges.
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