Seahawks finalize return Jackson Smith-Njigba returns to practice

After trimming their roster down to the NFL-mandated 53 men roster the Seahawks returned to practice. Also returning to the practice field was rookie wide receiver Jackson  Smith-Njigba who reportedly had hand surgery last week. The return of Smith- Njigba


The roster is pretty much what was expected. This means there was not really a surprise once camp got underway and certain players like Jake Bobo, and Cody Thompson another wide receiver seized the moment and played their way onto the roster. The roster is as follows.

Quarterback (2): Geno Smith, Drew Lock

Running Back (4): Kenneth Walker III, Zach Charbonnet, DeeJay Dallas, Kenny McIntosh

Receiver (6): Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Jake Bobo, Dareke Young, Cody Thompson

Tight End (3): Will Dissly, Noah Fant, Colby Parkinson

Offensive Line (9): Charles Cross, Damien Lewis, Evan Brown, Phil Haynes, Abraham Lucas, Olu Oluwatimi, Anthony Bradford, Jake Curhan, Stone Forsythe

Defensive Line (6): Dre’Mont Jones, Jarran Reed, Mario Edwards Jr., Mike Morris, Myles Adams, Cameron Young

Linebacker (10): Bobby Wagner, Jordyn Brooks, Devin Bush, Jon Rhattigan, Nick Bellore, Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor, Boye Mafe, Derick Hall, Tyreke Smith

Cornerback (6): Riq Woolen, Tre Brown, Michael Jackson, Devon Witherspoon, Coby Bryant, Artie Burns

Safety (4): Quandre Diggs, Jamal Adams, Julian Love, Jerrick Reed II

Specialists (3): P Michael Dickson, K Jason Myers, LS Chris Stoll

Other roster moves made by the team were the placement of Nose tackle Austin Faoiliu and Bryan  Mone on the PUP list. Safeties  Joey Blount, Jonathan Sutherland, and linebacker Vi Jones were waived due to injuries suffered during training camp.

  The 13 players that were waived today were the following.

QB Holton Ahlers
OLB Levi Bell
CB Lance Boykin
T Greg Eiland
NT Matthew Gotel
WR John Hall
WR Cade Johnson
WR Matt Landers
TE Tyler Mabry
LB Patrick O’Connell
S Ty Okada
DE Roderick Perry
G Kendall Randolph
DE Jacob Sykes
RB SaRodorick Thompson Jr.
WR Easop Winston Jr.
LB Christian Young

Cut day saw the  Ben Burr-Kirven feel-good story come to an end.  Center Joey Hunt was also waived. Bobo and long-snapper Chris Stoll were the only undrafted free agents to make the roster for the moment. Wide receiver Dee  Eskridge will start the season on the suspended. Eskridge was suspended  6 games for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.

What does this list mean. Well for the Seahawks it means they really rely on their talent evaluation team with only two undrafted rookies being wr Jake Bobo and long-snapper Chris Stoll out of Penn State.


Teams can begin filling up their 16 practice squad roster positions beginning Wednesday afternoon. Here are the NFL practice squad rules.


How many players? NFL practice squads currently consist of 16 players.

Who is eligible? Here are the current eligibility rules:

  • Players who do not have an accrued season of NFL experience.
  • Free agent players who were on the Active List for fewer than nine games in their only accrued season.
  • A maximum of 10 free agent players who have earned no more than two accrued seasons.
  • A maximum of six free agent players with no limitations to their number of earned accrued seasons.

When can teams start building practice squads?

 Once the waiver claim period ends teams can begin to sign players to their practice squads.

How much do practice squad players make?

 Players with two accrued seasons or less will earn $12,000 for each week they are on a practice squad. Players with more than two accrued seasons will earn at least $16,100 per week with a maximum of $20,000.



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