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RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson will play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night after missing the past four games with a sprained foot, coach Pete Carroll said.

The team listed Carson as a full participant in Saturday’s practice.

“He looks really good,” Carroll said Saturday. “He looked explosive and in great shape. He’s got fresh legs. … You could tell. He could feel it in his change of direction and all that stuff, so he’s really raring to go. He’s full go.”

Carroll said the benefit of the team’s mini-bye following its Thursday night game last week was evident in how fresh players looked in practice this week.

Pro Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin (four games) and center Ethan Pocic (two games) will also return from their multigame absences Monday night. The Seahawks will be without right tackle Brandon Shell because of a high ankle sprain; Cedric Ogbuehi will start in his place.

The Seahawks also ruled out backup running back Travis Homer, so Seattle’s backfield against the Eagles will consist of Carson, Hyde and rookie DeeJay Dallas, plus fullback Nick Bellore.

Carroll said running back Rashaad Penny, the Seahawks’ 2018 first-round pick who has been on the physically unable to perform list while recovering from knee surgery, is on track to begin practicing next week.

Said Carroll: “We’re thrilled about that.”

Rookie defensive end Darrell Taylor, who is on the non-football injury list recovering from a leg injury, didn’t begin practicing this week as the team had hoped. The second-round pick will meet with team doctors early next week.

The Seahawks lost Carson and Hyde (hamstring) to injuries in Week 7, and the team went from averaging 5.25 yards per carry (second best in the NFL) over the first seven weeks to 4.04 (20th) over the next three weeks.

Hyde returned last week and rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Seattle’s win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Five players are listed as questionable, though Carroll said No. 4 receiver Freddie Swain is fine after tending to a family matter, and the coach said he believes that No. 3 wide receiver David Moore (hip) is going to play.

Also listed as questionable for Seattle are offensive linemen Jordan Simmons and Kyle Fuller as well as defensive back D.J. Reed.

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Lillard & McCollum Combine For 68 PTS & 23 AST! – NBA

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Alabama appears set to hire Bill OBrien – Rivals.com – Alabama

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It appears as though Alabama has narrowed in on its next offensive coordinator. After reportedly making multiple trips to Tuscaloosa, Ala. this month, former Houston Texans and Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien looks set to take over the Crimson Tide’s offense next season.

While O’Brien’s hiring has yet to be announced, Alabama head coach Nick Saban hinted at the move during a Zoom call about the Paul Bryant Award on Wednesday.

“I think he’ll do a great job with our players here,” Saban said during the call. “I’ve always tried to have the best knowledge and experience I can for our players and their development, and I certainly think he can contribute to that in a very positive way.”

O’Brien was fired by the Texans in October after leading the team to an 0-4 start. Before his dismissal, he spent six full seasons as the head coach of the organization, winning the AFC South four times. Prior to that, O’Brien spent two seasons as head coach at Penn State. He earned the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award and Maxwell Coach of the Year Award in 2012 after he rallied the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season despite an 0-2 start and NCAA sanctions. O’Brien also spent five seasons with the New England Patriots from 2007-11 where he worked under Saban’s close friend, Bill Belichick.

O’Brien served as the Patriots offensive coordinator in 2011. He also coached quarterbacks in 2009 and 2010 after coaching running backs in 2008. The 51-year-old also has offensive coordinator experience at the college level, leading Georgia Tech’s offense from 2001-02 and Duke’s offense from 2005-06.

“I’ve known Bill O’Brien for a long, long time, all the way back when he was an assistant at Georgia Tech with George O’Leary,” Saban said during the call. “I think when he was with Bill Belichick at the New England Patriots — who I think everybody knows the relationship that we have with Bill — he was the offensive coordinator there. Went to Penn State in probably the most trying times of any great program, coming off of a lot of crazy stuff, and he did an outstanding job of sort of rebuilding that program, getting players to stay there, having a real representative positive program.

“And I think he did a really good job in Houston when he was the head coach. I think when he became the general manager maybe things didn’t go exactly like he would’ve liked, trying to have both roles. But having been a head coach in that league, I know how difficult it is to do both of those things — probably impossible. So based on the body of work up until then, I think he’s an outstanding coach and a really good person.”

If hired, O’Brien will replace Broyles Award winner Steve Sarkisian, who accepted the head coaching job at Texas earlier this month. O’Brien would take over an Alabama team that ranked in the top five in scoring (48.5 points per game), total offense (541.6 yards per game) and passing offense (358.2 ypg). However, he’ll likely be missing several key components of that group, including Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, Davey O’Brien Award winner Mac Jones and Doak Walker Award winner Najee Harris as well as the majority of an offensive line that earned the Joe Moore Award.

During O’Brien’s last full season in charge of Houston last year, the Texans ranked 13th in the NFL in total offense averaging 362 yards per game. Before the 2020 season, he handed over playcalling duties to offensive coordinator Tim Kelly after taking on the general manager role in addition to his head coaching job.

Over the past four seasons, O’Brien has coached dual-threat quarterback Deshaun Watson. At Alabama, the newly-named coordinator will oversee another mobile passer as former five-star recruit Bryce Young is set to take over the reins behind center. O’Brien helped Watson develop into one of the top passers in the league as the former Clemson star led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards en route to his third Pro Bowl this season. Alabama will hope he has a similar effect on Young as the Tide looks to reload its offense for another title run this season.

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NHL Game Highlights | Canucks vs. Oilers – Jan. 13, 2020 – SPORTSNET

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