The Seattle Seahawks draft team is at the the NFC Combine that will commence February 27 to March 1st and the first order of business for each NFL draft is a brief state of the team media briefing with the Media who are in Indinapolist attending the Annual event. Tuesday morning General Manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll took to the mike.
CARROLL ON CARSON AND DISSLY
Carroll was upbeat and confident that running back Chris Carson and Will Dissly would return from season ending injuries before the beginning of the upcoming season. Carson fractured his hip late in the season after rushing for 1230 yards and 7 touchdowns on 278 rushes. Dissly was leading the team in TD receptions when he suffered a second consecutive season ending injury in the Seahawks week five game against the LA Rams. in 2018 Dissly missed 12 games due to a knee injury and last year it was a ruptured Achilles tendon that cut his season short.
Chris is doing really well,” said Carroll. “There’s not a whole lot Chris can do, so he hasn’t done many things wrong. It’s an injury that takes time. It’s serious because it’s a hip, but it’s not serious in that we know what’s going to happen. It’s not displaced or any of that kind of stuff. We just need to wait it out, which is really hard for Chris because he’s a workout maniac and loves to be in the weight room and all that.
He’s doing the best he can and he’s done everything he can possibly do and we’re just hoping he just doesn’t overdue it, so we’re trying to monitor that. But we’re counting on a full recovery. He should be ready to go.Pete Carroll on Chris Carson injury status
CARROLL ON DISSLY
“Everything’s going great, he’s been doing a fantastic job,” Carroll said. “He proved to us before that he knows how to just grit his way through this thing. He’s doing marvelous work, so he’ll be back. We’ve just got to take care of him when he gets back and hopefully he can find the sticking power.”
The one player who is less likely to return by the beginning of the season is running back Rashaad Penny. Penny tore his ACL in the Seahawks week 10 game at the LA Rams.
“All reports are that he feels good, he’s ahead of schedule as we always tell you,” Carroll said. “He is working with our guys down in L.A. that we feel very strongly about that process. He’s down there with Dissly working out and he is really optimistic about roaring back. He’s an incredibly fit guy, so we will see if that can all work out for us in quick fashion.”Pete Carroll on Rashaad Penny rehab progress.
When asked if Penny would be ready by Week 1
“It would be an extraordinary accomplishment if he was ready by the time we got to camp and all that. So we will see what happens. We’re not going to set any deadline on it, just see how he develops. But this is the kind of timing that might take in the PUP thing.”
SCHNEIDER ON JIM BRITT
Center Jim Britt is also recovering from an ACL Injury and according to Schneider he is on track to return in time for the season.
“He’s doing great,” Schneider said. “Yeah, he’s doing a really good job. You know, my office is right above the weight room so I heard him in there the other day throwing weights around and listening to Metallica, or whatever he was listening to in there. He’s doing a great job. That’s an unfortunate thing for him, you know. But Joey (Hunt) came in and played real well. And (Ethan) Pocic can play there, as well.”
With the free agency chest game between the Seahawks and Jadeveon Clowney in turbo mode Clowney’s health does not seem to be a concern according to Carroll who said three free agent DE had successful surgery on his core muscle.
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