Former Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is in line to make his debut for the 2020 NFL season on Thursday night when the Seattle Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks activated Scarbrough from their practice squad on Thursday afternoon. Under rules adopted to provide more roster flexibility during the coronavirus pandemic, teams are allowed to activate two players from the practice squad each week, then return them to the practice squad after the game.

Chris Carson is still the leading rusher among Seattle’s running backs this season, but he’s slated to miss his fourth game in a row because of a foot injury. Seahawks running back Travis Homer also is injured and will not play on Thursday night.

Seattle running back Carlos Hyde is active against Arizona, but he’s coming off a hamstring injury that sidelined him for the previous three games.

The Cardinals and Seahawks are scheduled to kick off at 7:20 p.m. CST Thursday at Lumen Field in Seattle. FOX, NFL Network and Amazon are scheduled to televise the game.

Seattle signed Scarbrough for its practice squad on Nov. 11. He’d been released by the Detroit Lions on Oct. 31. That was only one week after the Lions activated Scarbrough from injured reserve. He didn’t play in the Lions’ 23-22 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 25 as a game-day inactive.

Scarbrough went on injured reserve on Sept. 7, the same day the Lions signed Adrian Peterson. Scarbrough had missed about two weeks of training camp with an undisclosed injury. He returned to practice for a week before going on injured reserve.

Scarbrough joined the Lions on Nov. 6, 2019, as a member of Detroit’s practice squad.

With former Auburn standout Kerryon Johnson sidelined by a knee injury, Scarbrough made his NFL debut in Detroit’s starting lineup on Nov. 17. He ran for 55 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown on his third carry in a 35-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Scarbrough joined Billy Sims, Barry Sanders and Mikel Leshoure as the only Detroit players to run for at least 55 yards and a touchdown in their debuts.

A rib injury that caused Scarbrough to miss a game and Johnson’s return for the final two contests crimped his opportunities, and he finished with 377 yards and one touchdown on 89 carries for 2019.

Scarbrough entered the NFL from Alabama as a seventh-round draft selection of the Cowboys in 2018. Dallas released Scarbrough when it reduced its preseason roster to the regular-season limit.

After releasing Scarbrough, Dallas re-signed him for its practice squad, and he stayed with the Cowboys until being released on Oct. 9, 2018. The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Scarbrough for their practice squad two days later. On Dec. 18, 2018, the Seahawks signed Scarbrough to their active roster, but he didn’t play in their two regular-season games or playoff contest.

Scarbrough went through the offseason program, training camp and preseason with the Seahawks last year, but he didn’t survive the cut to the regular-season roster limit.

Scarbrough was a standout at Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa before spending his senior year at IMG Academy in Florida. In three seasons at Alabama, Scarbrough ran for 1,512 yards and 20 touchdowns on 267 carries and caught 21 passes for 131 yards.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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