Chris Carson Injury

Injured running back Chris Carson, who has played for the Seattle Seahawks since 2012, has decided to retire from the NFL, ESPN has learned. On Tuesday, the organization gave Carson a failing physical designation and released him.

In a statement released Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he was “thrilled” when the team was able to acquire Chris Clemons. When I saw how much he developed and how much he contributed to our program, it was thrilling to watch. It was a pleasure working with him, and we will miss him greatly.”

“He’s been an unbelievable pro,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “A guy who brings an amazing energy about him,” Schneider added. His sprinting style is exactly what we’ve been looking for in Seattle for a long time.

He’s the kind of runner who makes the rest of the team better. Defensive players come off the bench to watch him run because they can feel his enthusiasm. Because of his style, not just the offensive is affected by him.

“I’m quite disappointed. While we did our best to give him as much time as possible to see specialists, he was unable to pass our physical exam.

Given the uncertainty surrounding Carson’s long-term future in football, his decision to retire from the sport is hardly a shock. Several Seahawks insiders have expressed skepticism about Carroll’s ability to play after undergoing what he described as “fusion surgery” in December, according to Carroll.

Rashaad Penny was re-signed by the team in March, while Kenneth Walker III was selected in the second round of the April draft as insurance in case he is unable to play. Carson’s retirement was initially reported on NFL Network.

Chris Carson Injury

Because of the neck injury, he sustained in the first four games of the 2013-14 season, Carson could not play again. There is still no official word on how long it will take for Carson to recover from his injury, Carroll stated last month. “Concerned” about his playing future, he added, concerning Carson.

A seventh-round draft picks out of Oklahoma State in 2017, Carson, 27, has blossomed into one of the league’s most physically gifted runners when he is healthy. The next year, he beat out free agency signing Eddie Lacy and first-round pick Penny to become Seattle’s starting running back for all five of his NFL seasons.

In 2018, he reached 1,100 yards in 14 games, and in 2019, he did it in 15, the two healthiest seasons of a career ravaged by injuries. As a result, he became the first Seahawks running back since Marshawn Lynch in 2013-14 to record at least 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first two seasons.

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There have been 769 rushing attempts by Carson in 49 games, which has resulted in 3,502 total yards and 24 touchdowns (a 4.64-yard per carrying average). According to Spotrac.com, he has earned a total of $9.5 million in on-field earnings so far.

Chris Carson Injury

After signing a one-year, $5.75 million contract, Penny is expected to be Seattle’s primary running back this season. In total, he’s missed 30 games over the course of his career (including playoffs). In light of Carson’s uncertain future, the Seahawks bolstered their backfield by selecting Walker in the 41st round of the draft.

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The Seahawks dismissed linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven on Tuesday as well, after he failed a physical designation test, in addition to Carson. It was announced that cornerback Tre Brown, inside linebacker Jon Rhatigan, outside linebacker Tyreke Smith, and offensive tackle Liam Ryan were all placed on the physically unable to perform list before the start of training camp.

In addition to Walker, outside linebacker Boye Mafe and cornerback Coby Bryant were all signed by the Seahawks. Now that their nine-person draft class has been signed, they may begin training.

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