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Jesse Williams moved to injured reserve; Randall Carroll released; Marcus Dowtin signed

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Second-year defensive tackle Jesse Williams has been moved to injured reserve for the second straight season.

One day after Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve for the second consecutive season, Jesse Williams faces a similar fate.

The second-year defensive tackle who spent the 2013 season on IR was given the designation again today. Williams suffered a knee injury during Wednesday's practice and had to be carted off the field.

"You'll Never Find a Better Sparring Partner Than Adversity #WarriorNotAWorrier," Williams wrote on his Instagram account.

On Thursday, head coach Pete Carroll didn't have complete details of Williams' situation when he addressed the media after practice, but did note the injury was "serious" enough that it could require surgery.

The Seahawks also announced they have released wide receiver Randall Carroll, who was signed on Tuesday of this week.

In place of Williams and Carroll, running back Marshawn Lynch and linebacker Marcus Dowtin have been added to the Seahawks' 90-man roster.

Lynch, the team's leading rusher the past four seasons who arrived at team headquarters yesterday, comes off of the team’s reserve/did not report list.

Dowtin, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound product out of North Alabama, made his NFL debut in 2012 with the New York Jets. The 25-year-old Maryland native has also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills.