Seahawks RB Chris Carson retiring from NFL due to neck injury

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According to a report by Ian Rapoport at NFL Network, Seahawks running back Chris Carson is retiring due to his neck injury. The team will release him with a failed physical designation.

Carson was a seventh-round draft pick in 2017 and proved to be one of the team’s best Day 3 picks of the last 10 years. All together, he appeared in 49 games, posting 3,502 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns in his career. It’s unfortunate that it will be cut short due to the injury – but it’s much better to play it safe rather than indulge the risks of playing pro football in his condition.

Seattle has prepared for this possibility. In addition to re-signing Rashaad Penny to a one-year deal they picked Ken Walker in the second round of the NFL draft. The team’s run game should be in good hands with those two going forward.

Hats off to Carson on an exceptional career.

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