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Seahawks' Running Back Depth Takes Hit With Latest Travis Homer Injury Update

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The Seattle Seahawks' running back depth takes a hit with Travis Homer's latest injury update.
The Seattle Seahawks' running back depth takes a hit with Travis Homer's latest injury update. / AP Photos/Michael Ainsworth

The Seattle Seahawks' running back group has dropped down from four ball-carriers to three for the time being, as Travis Homer has been placed on the injured reserve due to a rib injury suffered during Week 3's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He will be sidelined for at least the next four weeks of action.

Seattle Seahawks Injury News

Homer took a big hit to the midsection on his lone touch against the Falcons and head coach Pete Carroll said it left him "really sore" the following day. He explained that Homer's pain was actually coming from the opposite side of where he was hit and that it's going to take some time for that to go away.

It's worth noting that Homer played an important role for the Seahawks before going down. The 24-year-old served as the third-down back thanks to his pass-catching abilities and appeared in over 50% of special teams snaps in each of the first two games. Homer's game is centered on his versatility.

The former Miami standout racked up 51 total yards on 8 touches (6.4-yard average) across 43 offensive snaps. Look for Deejay Dallas to act as the change-of-pace back from now on after logging 38 yards on 5 touches in Week 3. Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker will remain the workhorses.

The Seahawks signed running back Godwin Igwebuike and fullback Cullen Gillaspia to the practice squad in an attempt to build some short-term depth. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds list Seattle as 4.5-point road underdogs with odds set at +176 on the moneyline against the Detroit Lions in Week 4.

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