3 players who have likely played their last game with the Seahawks

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Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny

The Seahawks might still opt to re-sign running back Rashaad Penny. They might think they owe Penny that much after the running back suffered a season-ending leg injury last season. However, Seattle might need to re-examine this before jumping in right away as this team needs a backup running back that can stay healthy on the field.

We do not want to label a player, “injury prone.” Yet, Penny has not been able to stay on the field for most of his career. The Seahawks’ reluctance to give up on Penny is understandable due to draft capital as Seattle took Penny in the first round (27th overall) in the 2018 rookie draft.

Even with that high of draft capital, the Seahawks will be better off letting Penny walk and test the open market and look elsewhere for his replacement. This year’s running back free agent list is as deep as ever. If the Seahawks want to protect and keep their rising star rookie running back Kenneth Walker III healthy, they must look for better options aside from Penny.

This is not a knock on what Penny can bring on the field, it is simply looking at better backup options for the Seahawks. We all witnessed last season, when Walker came down with his own injury, the Seahawks’ running back room was left with Travis Homer and Deejay Dallas, who were both ineffective. Seattle must shore up this running back room to be able to have sustainable success this year and the following years to come.