Alex Collins is not the only former Seahawk tailback on Seattle’s radar as they navigate a banged up backfield. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Seahawks are trying out Bo Scarbrough, just days after Collins signed to the practice squad.
From the transaction wire:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 6, 2020
DB Antoine Bethea visiting the #Ravens
DB Johnathan Joseph visiting the #Cardinals
RB Bo Scarbrough will try out for the #Seahawks
In the event Seattle likes what they see out of Scarbrough, it’s highly unlikely (if not impossible, due to COVID testing protocols) it will change their plans for Week 9. As of now, it appears Collins will be elevated to the game day roster and be involved in the Seahawks’ backfield on Sunday against the Bills. However, a swap could come next week.
Seattle originally signed Scarbrough off of the Jaguars’ practice squad in December 2018, though he did not appear in a game that season after signing. While the former Alabama back had a solid camp in 2019, he was a part of the team’s final cuts. Scarbrough would eventually land with the Lions, where he carried the ball 89 times for 377 yards and a touchdown in 2019.
Scarbrough was cut by Detroit on Monday and the Seahawks will be his first team visit since his release.
Also appearing on the transaction wire for Seattle, though as a visit rather than a tryout, was the newly released Luke Willson. On Friday, Carroll had said he would love to see Willson back. Willson’s visit could be a matter of keeping him in COVID testing protocol ahead of a practice squad move.
Seahawks released Luke Willson this week but remain open to him returning on the practice squad. "I would love to see Luke back,'' Carroll said. "I love him on our team.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 6, 2020
While any new additions are unlikely before Sunday, the Seahawks could be looking toward next week with some roster moves in mind.