Following an offseason program in which NFL teams were not able to host their typical offseason programs, including minicamps, OTAs and on site strength and conditioning, teams have seen a large number of players battling soft tissue injuries. The Seattle Seahawks have been no exception to this, with the wide receiver position especially hard hit by injuries.
The injuries at the position include a slight hamstring tweak suffered by John Ursua and a foot injury to Phillip Dorsett that head coach Pete Carroll has stated will require monitoring by the team going forward. Add in injuries to others at the position, and it’s no wonder that the team agreed to a contract with Paul Richardson that would bring the former second round pick back to Seattle, as well as adding former Dallas Cowboys receiver Lance Lenoir Monday.
However, in order to make room for Lenoir, the team needed to free up a roster spot, which it did by waiving another member of the team’s undrafted free agents.
Seahawks signed Lance Lenoir, waived-injured Patrick Carr @UHCougarFB— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 31, 2020
Patrick Carr was signed by the Seahawks out of the University of Houston, where he ran for 1,274 yards and scored nine touchdowns during his three years with the Cougars. He also gained 272 rushing yards and scored a touchdown as a freshman at the University of Colorado, where he was voted Second Team All-NCAA Freshman. However, with Chris Carson set to return as the starter, and Carlos Hyde at backup, the top of the depth chart seems set for the Hawks. Add in competition between Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas behind the top two, and it’s a position group which was always going to be hard to crack.
In any case, there are just five days remaining until teams must trim rosters to 53, so the competition is likely to be heated in camp, so things could be set up for the week to be filled with Seahawks related news items.