The Seahawks have a new running back.
Seattle has signed rookie running back Bo Scarbrough off of the Jaguars’ practice squad, according to NFL media. The 22-year-old Alabama product was a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, but hasn’t made a regular-season appearance yet.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 18, 2018
Scarbrough was a five-star recruit in 2014 according to 247Sports. He rushed for 596 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior season for the Crimson Tide before declaring for the NFL draft.
Chris Carson had an impressive performance in Seattle’s 26-23 loss to the 49ers on Sunday, as he recorded 22 carries for 119 rushing yards and one touchdown. However, rookie running back Rashaad Penny has been dealing with a knee injury as of late and was out for Seattle’s last game. The Seahawks could use some added depth.
Scarbrough was a two-time national champion at Alabama and was drafted by the Cowboys. After he didn’t make Dallas’ final roster, Scarbrough was released and spent a short time with the Packers. After Green Bay released him in October, he joined the Jaguars’ practice squad.
The Seahawks are 8-6 and will take on the Chiefs on Sunday in Seattle.