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Wednesday Round-Up: Rashaad Penny Eager To 'Establish A Role' In Seahawks' Backfield This Season

The Seahawks running back spoke with 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Danny and Gallant” about his goals for the season, what it takes to recover from a tough injury and more.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, Aug. 25 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

710 ESPN Seattle Interviews Rashaad Penny

Following two injury-riddled seasons, Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is back for his fourth year. This time, he's fully healthy and ready to change his fortune. He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in Week 14 of the 2019 season, causing him to miss the final three games that season and the first 13 games of 2020.

Over his first two seasons with the Seahawks in 2018 and 2019, Penny was solid with occasional flashes of brilliance. He rushed for over 40 yards in six of 14 games as a rookie and four of 10 games in Year 2, with one 100-yard game in each season. Penny has averaged 5.1 yards per carry in his three-year career -- only five running backs averaged over 5.1 yards per carry in 2020.

On Tuesday, Penny joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Danny and Gallant" to talk about returning to training camp this season, how confident he is in his knee and goals for this season. They also discussed what it takes to recover from a bad knee injury and his fellow running back DeeJay Dallas.

You can listen to the full interview here and read some of the highlights below:

On returning to training camp after missing it due to injury last year:

"It's definitely one of the best feelings, just going out there and playing football. The whole thing for me is really just playing football and having fun. I mean the (injury) rehab stuff was the grind of last year, so now I'm just happy to go out there, play football and just be available."

On how confident he is in his knee right now:

"It's just something that you have to get used to, knowing that your knee is strong and you did the right things preparing to (come back). You just have to keep taking care of your body and doing the right things. I don't really think about it much anymore. Now, I feel like my (formerly injured left) knee is just like my right one. It's fine, it's strong, it's just all about just being confident."

On his goals for the 2021 season:

"I definitely have confidence that with me being available and being consistent, that I'll have a really, really good season. I'm actually kind of excited because my weight is down and I'm actually 100 percent. I feel good, really good, going into the season and my confidence is there. So, I'm excited to see what happens. I'm just happy to play a role on this team and establish a role for myself and be available and get some consistency down the line this season."

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