Seahawks receiver Dareke Young will return to practice on Wednesday after spending the first nine weeks of the season on injured reserve.
Young, a 2022 seventh-round pick, had surgery for an abductor injury prior to the start of the season, can practice for up to 21 days without counting towards the 53-man roster limit, though a move will have to be made to add him to the roster before he can play in a game.
Additionally, nose tackle Austin Faoliu was signed to the practice squad Wednesday, having cleared waivers.
As a rookie out of Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, Young emerged as one of Seattle's top special teams players, and also began taking on a bigger role in the offense late in the season. Having also played running back in college, Young has the versatility, size and speed to be used in multiple roles in the offense, as was evident late last season when he at times was lined up in the backfield in addition to his receiving duties.
Young is the second Seahawks player to return from injured reserve in recent weeks along with running back Kenny McIntosh, who has practiced the past two weeks but not yet been added to the 53-man roster. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said right tackle Abraham Lucas is also nearing a return to practice likely next week.
Take a look at Dareke Young during his time at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Young was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round, No. 233 overall, in the 2022 NFL Draft.