During the offseason the Seattle Seahawks will need to address the running back position, which is set to see both of the top two at the position from 2020 in Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde hit free agency in just three weeks. That fact had left the team with only Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, Rashaad Penny and Patrick Carr on the roster, however, that officially changed Wednesday.
According to NFL transactions the Seahawks today re-signed running back Alex Collins. Spent much of last year with team after signing to practice squad midway through.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 24, 2021
Alex Collins was, of course, a part of the three running back draft class of 2016 that included Collins, C.J. Prosise and Zac Brooks the team appeared to hope could step in to replace Marshawn Lynch, as well as provide insurance for the recovery of Thomas Rawls.
In any case, Collins is now back with the Hawks, and five years after originally being drafted by the Seahawks, it’s not hard to imagine a situation in which he could emerge as a starter, or at least a significant role player for Seattle in 2021.
It’s a long offseason and this is just the first of many moves the team is likely to make, but it’s a start in terms of answering what the Hawks will do at the position moving forward.