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Watch: Chris Carson Forces Fumble on Special Teams for Seahawks



Chris Carson’s preseason surge with the Seattle Seahawks continued on Friday night. The former OSU running back toted the rock only six times, but it was on special teams where he made his biggest impact by forcing a fumble out of the gate in the second half.

The Hawks not only recovered the strip, but took advantage of the field position by adding 3 points on a field goal in the same possession that gave Seattle breathing room.

Carson has been the workhouse of the running back stable in the preseason, but his production fell short of fellow rookie Alex Collins on Friday, who carried it 10 times for 58 yards to Carson’s 6 carries and 27 yards. It’s worth noting however that Carson was running with the first-team offense for an extended period, despite Eddie Lacy’s opportunity to cement himself as the clear No. 2 with Thomas Rawls out.

Instead, it was rookie back Chris Carson who earned more time with the starters on Friday night. Carson alternated first-team snaps with Lacy on Seattle’s opening three drives and showed better speed and hole-hitting ability on his six carries for 27 yards. The rookie also was effective out of the backfield, taking one Russell Wilson pass for 17 yards. [NFL]

Carson’s surprising impact this preseason came out of no where. With the depth at running back, almost no one was projecting him to make an impact, let alone make the roster. Yet with his preseason play and strong tape he’s put up this summer, it’s looking more and more like he’ll be on the 53-man when Seattle makes its roster cuts.

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