Injury Update: Rashaad Penny returning this week, TE Greg Olsen could be back soon


With the regular season coming to a close, the Seattle Seahawks keep getting their injured guys coming back.

On Monday’s presser, head coach Pete Carroll stated that Rashaad Penny will practice this week like he is playing.

Penny returned to practice last week, so it’s only right he steps up the speed in practice, as the team intends to play him on Sunday against the WFT in Week 15.

DE Carlos Dunlap is also making his way back to the field. As for Sunday, we won’t know until later in the week for that.

One unexpected thing that Carroll noted in the presser is that TE Greg Olsen is actually “challenging” to get back to practice at the moment.

Earlier reports had Olsen pointedly missing most of the regular season and even further into the playoffs, but now It seems he might be back before the playoffs even get started.

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Penny and Olsen coming could really help offer the offense some much-needed help. 

Carlos Hyde and Chris Carson aren’t fully healthy from their injuries, but Penny could be a viable third option in case the two need some much-needed rest.

As for tight ends, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister have been taking most of the snaps with Olsen being out. Having the veteran back could help Wilson even more in tight third-down conversations that need to be converted.


Having the team fully healthy before the playoffs gets going is very good, especially for an offense that has been a lil slow to start in the past few games.

If anything, these two help keep up with the Seahawks defense that has been playing very well over the last few weeks.

Weird turn of events, but thus is the Seahawks entire NFL season.