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Seahawks Make Practice Squad Roster Moves
The Seahawks made a pair of practice squad roster moves before the start of Wednesday’s practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, releasing receiver Kenny Lawler and offensive tackle Jarron Jones and signing cornerback Akeem King and tight end Gabe Holmes in their place.
King, a third-year pro out of San Jose State, comes to the Seahawks by way of the Atlanta Falcons, a team that took him in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played in five games for the Falcons his rookie season, recording a solo tackle and a pass defensed as one of the team's reserve defensive backs. King was part of the Falcons’ roster cuts in early September.
Holmes, also in his third NFL season, comes to the Seahawks from the Oakland Raiders, who signed the Purdue product as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Holmes spent time on Oakland’s practice squad his rookie year and spent 2016 on injured reserve. The Raiders waived Holmes on their cutdown to 53 players earlier this month.
Lawler, a seventh-round pick by the Seahawks last year out of California, was waived on Seattle’s roster cutdown to 53 players. He rejoined the team this past Friday, replacing receiver Cyril Grayson on the practice squad.
Jones, an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, signed to Seattle’s practice squad on Labor Day. He played defensive tackle in college, but converted to offensive tackle after signing with the New York Giants earlier this year.
Here’s a look at the 10 players currently on Seattle’s practice squad:
LB Austin Calitro
RB Mike Davis
TE Gabe Holmes
CB Akeem King
WR David Moore
CB Mike TysonRead