Seahawks RB Chris Carson retires due to neck injury

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The Seattle Seahawks figure to be challenged this season and another hurdle is in the way of Pete Carroll’s team.

Veteran running back Chris Carson is retiring due to a recurring neck injury, reported NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Tuesday.

The decision comes after the running back failed his physical, Rapoport added. The team will release him with a failed physical designation, which allows the RB to receive injury protection benefits.

The 27-year-old played in just four games last season before being sidelined by the injury.

Carson finishes his career with 3,502 yards on 796 carries and 24 TDs, including back-to-back 1,100-plus rushing campaigns in 2018 and 2019.

Seattle will now look to Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson to carry the load with its rushing attack.