The Seahawks added some depth to the safety position with the signing of former first-round draft pick Johnathan Abram. The Hawks claimed Abram off the waiver wire and signed hit to the active roster. The Green Bay Packers cut ties with Abram after he appeared in two games this season. Before that Abram spent the last two years with the Raiders as a starter before his move to the Packers. It was the Raiders who made Abram a first-round draft pick in the 2019 draft.
In 38 games, 34 of them starts, Abram recorded 257 tackles, 12 passes defensed, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries, including 202 tackles, 10 passes defensed and three interceptions during his two seasons as a starter in Las Vegas.
Abram was a first-team All-SEC selection as a senior at Mississippi State when he recorded 99 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, and five passes defensed.
Seahawks starting free safety Ryan Neal injured his elbow in the Raiders game and missed practice on Wednesday. Neals’ backup Josh Jones did participate in Thursday’s practice due to an undisclosed illness. Neal was a participant in Thursday’s practice.
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