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Seahawks injury updates from Wednesday’s practice: Rashaad Penny expected to play vs. Broncos

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The Seahawks have had a number of key players return to practice this week, including Jamal Adams, Dee Eskridge, and Rashaad Penny. We learned more about the return of these players and some others at Wednesday’s practice.

Firstly, Dee Eskridge, who is coming off of a toe injury, is being transitioned into full-speed football activity slowly. This echoes what he has said the last few days about Eskridge, and squares with his comments Tuesday, which indicated that the Seahawks’ goal with Eskridge is to get him ready for Week 1, not a preseason game. For those following the battle for the returning positions, Eskridge did take some punt returns as a part of today’s practice, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Rashaad Penny is on a quicker timetable than Eskridge, and Carroll expects him to play Saturday against the Denver Broncos. The game will be crucial for Penny as he tries to find his role in the backfield.

Finally, tackle Jamarco Jones sat out again today, meaning that Stone Forsythe continues to be the first-team tackle. It seems plausible that Forsythe will once again get a high number of snaps at this week’s preseason game.