Seattle Seahawks 90-man roster overview: Travis Homer
With the schedule moved to June and the off-season programs ending recently, NFL training camps will begin in the league in less than two months. To celebrate the new season ahead, we’ll be breaking down the Seahawks’ 90-player roster over the next few weeks, exploring the best and worst scenarios and what to expect from each player entering the 2021 campaign.
Travis Homer, running back
Height / Weight: 5 feet 10 inches, 202 pounds
Statistics 2020: 25 carries, 88 yards, nine receptions, one touchdown in nine games
Sixth-round selection in Miami in 2019, Homer arrived late in his rookie season when the Seahawks were ravaged by running back injuries, playing alongside Marshawn Lynch following his retirement just before the playoffs. In the last two games of the regular season, he has scored 78 rushing yards, eleven receptions for 56 yards and stellar passing protection out of the backfield. But his second season didn’t quite go as planned, as he struggled averaging just 3.5 yards per carry over nine games in a reserve role before eventually landing on the injured reserve in due to a knee problem. He was sidelined with a calf injury in the OTAs, but he should be in full health in time for training camp to keep a spot behind starter Chris Carson.
The best case scenario: Bouncing back from his injuries, Homer enjoys a stellar preseason as a runner and catcher and ends up reclaiming the role of third fullback. Blossoming in the offense of coordinator Shane Waldron, he rushes for 250 yards and catches 25 passes out of the backfield while also contributing to special teams.
Worst scenario: As he competed valiantly, Homer lost ground on the depths board to Alex Collins and undrafted rookie Josh Johnson, who each outscored him in preseason games. Straight out of the bubble, Seattle decides to keep Johnson on the 53-player roster instead, and the third-year return is a surprising reduction in September.
What to expect in 2021: As Homer struggled in 2020, former coordinator Brian Schottenheimer appeared to force the ball on him in predictable situations, setting him up for failure. He’s still an explosive athlete with a good burst and good quickness who has soft hands and plays with great attitude and technique as a passing protector, which gives him an advantage in the third down back competition. He is healthy. These qualities will likely keep him on the safe side of the bubble by staying on the squad. That said, at less than 205 pounds, he doesn’t have the prototypical build Seattle preferred in the post and the presence of Collins, DeeJay Dallas and Johnson will no doubt put the strain on him during training camp and pre. -season. If he doesn’t play at his best and / or battle other injuries in August, his place in the squad could be in jeopardy given the depth around him.
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