Rashaad Penny is certainly not taking this offseason lightly.
Maligned first-round running back Penny is in the middle of a long recovery for his torn ACL last December.
He took to the Internet on Tuesday, posting a disorienting sideways update of his rehab work.
Obviously, the sideways video is a nod to Penny’s faith in his lateral quickness, so please take to the comments to discuss this metaphorical significance.
In all reality, the speed ladder is a really good sign, regardless of Penny still being braced up. For all who remember the horrific dislocation and tear that Teddy Bridgewater suffered in a non-contact play, the ability to push momentum off the knee is one of the harder parts to regain.
Ladder drills are straight-line, so Penny is somewhere in between simple running and doing any real cutting. But the fact that he’s able to extend and recall his busted knee at full speed is very positive indeed.
Pete Carroll has said that Rashaad Penny could begin camp on the PUP. If he does begin on the PUP list, it provides the Seahawks with a measure of flexibility, as Seattle would be able to move Penny to the active roster at any time prior to the regular season, even after one practice.
If Penny remains on the PUP list throughout training camp and is then placed on the regular season PUP list, he would be required to miss the first six games of the season.
Obviously, this is all subject to change. As it stands the PUP rules are the same in 2020, but if there are no preseason games, an additional change to the schedule may prompt a subsequent change to required games missed.