Seahawks Sign Tackles Jason Peters & Greg Eiland To Practice Squad

The Seahawks added depth at tackle by signing Jason Peters and Greg Eiland to their practice squad Tuesday.

FILE - Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) sets up to block in front of Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot (91) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran offensive tackle Jason Peters on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, with the team having concerns about the health of both of their starting tackles. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

With both of their starting tackles dealing with injuries this week, the Seahawks signed tackles Jason Peters and Greg Eiland to their practice squad Tuesday.

Quarterback Holton Ahlers and safety Brady Breeze were released to make room on the practice squad.

Peters, 41, is one of the most accomplished tackles of this century, earning Pro-Bowl honors nine times between 2007-2016, being selected every year over that span except for 2012 when he missed the entire season due to a torn Achilles. He was also named first-team All-Pro twice, and second-team All-Pro four times. A member of the 2010s All-Decade Team, Peters also won a Super Bowl as a member of the Eagles in 2017.

After beginning his career as an undrafted rookie in Buffalo in 2004, Peters became a starter the next season and has started 219 games in his career, primarily for Buffalo and Philadelphia. Peters was most recently a regular starter in 2021, starting 15 games for the Bears at left tackle. He spent last season with the Cowboys, appearing in 10 games with one start while playing both tackles spots as well as left guard, with the one start coming at left tackle.

Eiland, who was waived earlier this month as part of the cutdown to 53 players, has spent most of the past two seasons on Seattle's practice squad. He initially signed with the Seahawks in 2021 after going undrafted out of Mississippi State, where he started 34 games over four seasons, playing tackle and guard.

Peters and Eiland give the Seahawks depth at tackle with starters Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas both coming out of the season-opener with injuries. Cross, who was teammates with Eiland at Mississippi State, sprained a toe in the third quarter of Sunday's loss to the Rams, while Lucas had an existing knee issue flare up during the game. They were replaced by Jake Curhan at right tackle and Stone Forsythe at left tackle.

Asked Monday about the team's reported interest in Peters in relation to the injuries at tackle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, "Well, both tackles left the game, so we're a little concerned."

Ahlers, an undrafted rookie out of East Carolina University, served as Seattle's No. 3 quarterback behind Geno Smith and Drew Lock throughout camp and the preseason. Breeze, a sixth-round pick in the 2021 draft by the Titans, spent time with Tennessee and Detroit over the past two seasons before signing to Seattle's practice squad last week.

Here is the initial 53-man roster for the 2023 Seahawks.

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