Seahawks running backs (5): Rashaad Penny, Kenneth Walker III, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, Nick Bellore
I am including Bellore here because he has to go somewhere and will definitely make the team. I could potentially put him at linebacker as he is just as likely to play there as at fullback. That said, he is more of a special teams ace and jack of all trades so I will just stick him here.
The same could be said of Homer to some degree as well. Homer is a master of special teams and calls out the alignments on punts and calls any fakes. He notably called a fake punt against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13 last year and took it to the house for a touchdown. If probably won’t ever come close to being the lead back for the Seahawks but that’s OK; He deserves a roster spot.
This position group really comes down to how good Penny and Walker can be. While some national pundits will say, for hyperbole purposes mostly, Pete Carroll wants to be “run first”, this isn’t true. Carroll wants balance. And Walker and Penny can bring balance to the Force. Sorry, I mean, Seahawks offense. If they are healthy, that is.
One running back I don’t have on the list that isn’t healthy is Chris Carson. Carson might be great if he was completely healthy with no neck issues. Think of a Seahawks running back group that includes a healthy Penny, Carson and Walker. Best in the league? Probably. But Carson has now retired after failing his physical with the Seahawks last week.