Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny took three carries for nine yards and added one reception for five yards during the team's 34-28 win over the Minnesota Vikings. After being a healthy scratch last week against New England, the 27-year-old was able to make his way onto the active roster after Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) was ruled out Wednesday. However, it led to only four total touches as D'Andre Swift dominated the snap share out of the backfield to the tune of 181 total yards. Boston Scott (concussion) was given carries before Penny, and he could have taken them all if he had not exited the game early. The former Seattle Seahawk is buried on the depth chart and can safely be dropped to the waiver wire unless injuries occur ahead of him. We will have to wait and see if he will be active for the Eagles' next game against Tampa Bay.
Sep 15, 2023 9:25 AM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny is active for Thursday's Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. The 27-year-old was a healthy scratch for the season opener. However, the injury to Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) has opened a door for Penny to make an impact on the active roster. The assumption is that D'Andre Swift will be the lead back with Penny and Boston Scott mixed in as well. It's unclear how the Eagles plan on splitting up the workload between the trio. That being said, Penny shouldn't be started in fantasy leagues until he has a legitimate role for himself.
Sep 14, 2023 7:59 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny is expected to be active for Thursday Night Football with fellow backfield mate Kenneth Gainwell (ribs) ruled out. Penny was a healthy scratch for the Eagles during Week 1. The team opted to play Gainwell, D'Andre Swift, and Boston Scott. Swift profiles to lead the backfield in opportunities in Week 2. Penny should not be started in fantasy football until it's shown that he's being given consistent touches.
Sep 14, 2023 9:27 AM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's season opener against the New England Patriots. Indeed, an early-morning report that Penny would be a scratch has come to fruition. D'Andre Swift is a fringe top-24 fantasy back while Kenneth Gainwell has FLEX appeal in deeper leagues. Of course, Jalen Hurts will also handle a significant number of rushing attempts in Week 1.
Sep 10, 2023 3:00 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny is expected to be a healthy scratch in Week 1, per Olivia Reiner of the Philadelphia Enquirer. This is a surprising development considering Penny was a candidate to start and handle the bulk of Philadelphia's carries. Instead, they'll likely deploy a mix of D'Andre Swift and Kenneth Gainwell against the Patriots on Sunday. Swift is a mid-to-high RB3 in fantasy football while Gainwell could also be worth starting in deeper leagues.
Sep 10, 2023 12:21 PM EST
Philadelphia Eagles running back Rashaad Penny will open the regular season on the road against the New England Patriots this Sunday. The former Seattle Seahawk will rotate into the offense with projected starter D'Andre Swift and fellow backup Kenneth Gainwell. While Swift has upside in this matchup due to his pass-catching ability, Penny is a far riskier option. We do not know how often Philadelphia will rotate their backs, and New England was one of the toughest matchups for the position last season. Penny should see most of the goal line work, but he will have to compete with Swift and quarterback Jalen Hurts for touches inside the 20's. The 27-year-old can be started as a flex option in Week 1, but he is touchdown-dependent this week, so manage your expectations.
Sep 7, 2023 10:54 PM EST
The Eagles traded for D'Andre Swift on Saturday to join Penny in their new-look backfield, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Dave Zangaro reports.
Apr 30, 2023 9:08 AM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (ankle) has yet to start running and remains in the midst of his rehab from a broken left fibula and high-ankle sprain, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Dec 5, 2022 4:54 PM EST
Penny (ankle/fibula) said Sunday that there's a "decent chance" he could return if the Seahawks make the playoffs, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.
Dec 4, 2022 5:28 PM EST
Seattle placed Penny (ankle/fibula) on injured reserve Friday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Oct 14, 2022 12:42 PM EST
Penny will undergo season-ending surgery on his fractured fibula Tuesday and faces a four-month recovery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Oct 10, 2022 12:55 PM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Penny (lower leg) is done for the season due to a broken fibula and a high-ankle sprain, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Oct 10, 2022 9:45 AM EST
Coach Pete Carroll said Penny sustained a "serious" injury to his lower left leg during Sunday's loss at New Orleans and may be out awhile, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Oct 9, 2022 2:02 PM EST
Penny suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's game in New Orleans, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 9, 2022 12:29 PM EST
Penny was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game at New Orleans due to an injury to his lower left leg, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 9, 2022 12:19 PM EST
Penny (shoulder) was a full practice participant Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Oct 6, 2022 4:37 PM EST
Penny (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Oct 6, 2022 3:46 PM EST
Penny was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to a shoulder injury, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Oct 5, 2022 4:36 PM EST
Penny rushed 17 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns and brought in his only target for six yards in the Seahawks' 48-45 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Oct 2, 2022 2:16 PM EST
Penny rushed 14 times for 66 yards and caught his lone target for three yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Falcons.
Sep 25, 2022 4:48 PM EST