Dee Eskridge is set to make his 2023 debut when the Seahawks host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
The Seahawks activated the third-year receiver following a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Center Joey Hunt, who was signed off the practice squad last week with starting center Evan Brown dealing with an injury, was released to make room on the 53-man roster.
Additionally, the Seahawks elevated veteran tackle Jason Peters off the practice squad, potentially paving the way for him to make his Seahawks debut. Peters, who is in his 20th season in the NFL, is a nine-time Pro-Bowler and six-time All-Pro, signed to the Seahawks practice squad early this season. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Peters has worked at both guard and tackle in practice, giving Seattle a versatile depth option with the Seahawks still short-handed on the offensive line with guard Phil Haynes doubtful and with starting right tackle Abraham Lucas on injured reserve.
Eskridge was having a strong training camp before injuring his knee in Seattle's mock game in August, then began serving his suspension once the regular season began. Carroll said Eskridge looked game-ready after one week back at practice.
"He's come back to us in great shape," Carroll said Friday. "He worked really hard to ensure that with the trainers leading up to this time. He looked like he was in top-flight form. He was really fast and really quick. So we've got a chance that he could play in this game."
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