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Seahawks reportedly want to sign Devonta Freeman with Rashaad Penny injured

The Seattle Seahawks may begin the 2020 season thin at the running back position, as Rashaad Penny is likely to start the year on the physically unable to perform list after he tore his ACL in December. Because of Penny’s uncertain status, the Seahawks are reportedly giving thought to signing Devonta Freeman.

Adam Kaplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reported on Wednesday that the Seahawks have made a contract offer to Freeman. The veteran running back is looking for more money, however.

Freeman, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this offseason, has a history of knee problems. He appeared in just two games in 2018 because of a knee injury, though he played in 14 last season. The 28-year-old struggled, rushing for just 656 yards and averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry.

The Seahawks likely view Freeman as a proven veteran who can fill a void while Penny is out, and it’s no surprise they don’t want to spend big for him. Freeman could change his stance depending upon how many other offers he receives.

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