The Seahawks activated cornerback D.J. Reed and defensive tackle Bryan Mone from the reserve/COVID-19 list, as well as practice squad cornerback Mike Jackson.
Practice squad running back Adrian Peterson, who has been dealing with a back injury since making his Seahawks debut against the 49ers in Week 13, was placed on injured reserve.
The return of Reed and Mone, who have both missed the past two games, means the Seahawks only have two players still on the COVID-19 list: cornerback Bless Austin and defensive end L.J. Collier.
Prior to the roster move being made, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked about Peterson and said, "His back has not responded the way we had hoped."
While Peterson's on-field contributions to the Seahawks were limited to one game in which he started against the 49ers after being elevated from the practice squad, his impact on the team was more significant in what his presence meant to his fellow running backs. Rashaad Penny, who has rushed for 135 or more yards in two of the last three games, has on multiple occasions cited Peterson's influence as a reason for his late-season surge, and Carroll has also noted Peterson has helped make others around him better.
"He still influences people strongly with his presence and all of that," Carroll said. "… It's one of the obvious impressions that somebody could make. Coaches, players, everybody, when he jumped out here and when he worked, it was just so complete in his effort and his focus and intention to do the right thing and all, that it just impressed everybody. I would think he might have had as much impact on Rashaad as anybody. It does say a tremendous amount about him—his character, his makeup, his stature as a player, but also what he represents as a competitor. He's the ultimate. It had a big impact."
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