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Seahawks place CJ Prosise on injured reserve

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Talented but oft-injured Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise is out again this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers due to, you guessed it, an injury. As it turns out, we won’t be seeing him for the rest of the season.

The Seahawks confirmed on Saturday that Prosise has been placed on injured reserve, and they’ve since promoted LB Emmanuel Ellerbee to the active roster. Ellerbee provides both linebacker depth and special teams depth, especially in Tre Madden’s likely absence for Sunday.

According to Pete Carroll, Prosise had “an abdomen, groin, hip-flexor thing going on” that had been bothering him, and things weren’t improving, so they’ve decided to shut his season down once again.

We don’t need to rehash the injury problems of Prosise since his rookie year. It looks like those few glimpses of brilliance he showed in 2016 and the early part of 2017 will be just that. Such is life for many high-level athletes. He’ll finish 2018 with just -3 yards rushing on his only carry of the season, and 3 catches for 22 yards.

Prosise is under contract for one more season on his rookie deal, but running backs have short shelf lives and he’s spent three seasons mostly injured, and it’s not as if Seattle is hurting for RB depth at this point. His time in Seattle may be coming to an end before September 2019, which is a shame.