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A pair of running backs visited the Seahawks Tuesday, including Robert Turbin

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All season long, the Seahawks have carried four tailbacks on their roster. That changed this past Saturday, when Rashaad Penny was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL. Despite the crowded group to begin with, Seattle may yet look to replace Penny with another back.

On Tuesday, the Seahawks reportedly brought in two tailbacks for a visit, including a familiar face.

Turbin spent the first three seasons of his NFL career in Seattle, coming into the league as a part of the Seahawks’ 2012 draft class as a fourth-round pick. In 48 games with the club, Turbin rushed for 928 yards, and added another 427 yards through the air, as well as catching his lone two touchdowns for the team. Since departing Seattle, Turbin has spent time with the Cowboys, Browns and most recently the Colts, where he spent the last three seasons.

Blue, meanwhile, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Texans, starting 16 games and rushing for 2407 yards with eight touchdowns. Signed by the Jaguars prior to the 2019 season, Blue’s season ended before the regular season began, placed on I.R. with an ankle injury. Just under eight weeks later, Blue was released by Jacksonville and he has been a free agent since then.

In the Seahawks’ first game since Penny’s injury, Chris Carson saw the bulk of the workload with 25 touches on 76 percent of the offense’s snaps, while C.J. Prosise chipped in with six touches on 15 percent of snaps, and Travis Homer with two touches on nine percent, which came following a near-turnover from Prosise.

Should Seattle decide to add Turbin, Blue or another player, they do have an open spot on the 53-man roster following Josh Gordon’s suspension.