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Penny Rashaad is unlikely to play Saturday because of a groin injury

Rashaad Penny might not have played in the Seahawks’ first preseason game, but he’s “feeling a little bit of groin tightness,” coach Pete Carroll said Thursday. Penny is not expected to play against

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“feeling a little bit of groin tightness,” which could have kept him out of action in the team’s preseason opener. Penny is out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

We’re just taking care of him, Carroll said, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson.

Penny sat out of games and O.T. this offseason with what Carroll called a “little hamstring thing,” and he was injured frequently in his first four seasons.

He has never played in every game in a season, and he has only appeared in 37 of the possible 65. As a rookie in 2018, Penny appeared in 14 games.

Even though the Seahawks re-signed Penny to a one-year contract this offseason, rookie Ken Walker III is expected to see significant playing time this year. According to Carroll, Walker will get “some good playing time in this game,” meaning he will see action early and often in the first preseason contest.

Carroll stated, “he could play all three downs, and we’d feel comfortable with it,” implying that Penny has “turned the page” on his pass protection struggles in college.

Wideouts Marquise Goodwin (hamstring), Freddie Swain (back), Dee Eskridge (hamstring), and defensive lineman LJ Collier (elbow) are all likely to be sidelined for the Seahawks on Saturday.

First reported on Pro Football Talk, Rashaad Penny is doubtful to play this Saturday due to a groin injury.