The Seahawks will welcome a pair of players back from injured reserve when they host the Washington Commanders on Sunday, with running back Kenny McIntosh and receiver Dareke Young both being activated Saturday.
Cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly was waived to make room on the 53-man roster, which already had one open spot with Austin Faoliu being waived earlier in the week and subsequently signed to the practice squad.
In addition to those moves, the Seahawks also elevated tackle Jason Peters from the practice squad for a third straight game. Peters has split time at right tackle with starter Stone Forsythe the past two games, playing 26 snaps against Cleveland two weeks ago, and 16 snaps last weekend in Baltimore. Peters has also worked at guard in practice, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, giving the Seahawks more depth there with Anthony Bradford ruled out due to a knee injury. Because this is Peters' third practice squad elevation, he would have to be added to the 53-man roster to play in additional games.
McIntosh, who injured his knee in Seattle's mock game in August, has been practicing the past three weeks and Carroll said the rookie has been ready to go, it was only a matter of fitting him in on the roster. McIntosh gives the Seahawks added running back depth with DeeJay Dallas listed as questionable due to a shoulder injury, though Carroll said Dallas looks like he's ready to play as well.
"Kenny is ready to go," Carroll said Friday. "We'll figure out how that's going to work out, we don't know yet."
Young, who had surgery on an abductor injury earlier this season, only returned to practice this week, but is already game-ready, and figures to step into a big role on special teams right away.
"He had a very good week too," Carroll said. "… He was impressive. He had a very good season last year for us. We have high expectations for him to be a contributor, particularly on teams, but in other aspects as well. This week he looked like he was full-go."
Here is the roster for the 2023 Seahawks.