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Seahawks Activate DE Rasheem Green, Elevate Two From Practice Squad

The Seahawks made three roster moves ahead of Sunday’s game at Buffalo. 


The Seahawks' defensive line depth got a boost ahead of Sunday's game in Buffalo with defensive end Rasheem Green being elevated from injured reserve.

Green, who started eight games last year and recorded a team-high 4.0 sacks, left Seattle's season-opening victory with a stinger and was later placed on injured reserve. He returned to practice two weeks ago and showed his coaches he was ready to return to the field.

"Rasheem had a fantastic couple of weeks here," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He's in great shape, so he's ready to get out there and play. He worked really hard in his rehab and return, and was in great shape before we started last week, so he looks really good."

No corresponding move was needed, as the Seahawks had an open spot on their 53-man roster. And Green won't be the only addition to the defensive line rotation this weekend with Carlos Dunlap II expected to make his Seahawks debut after being acquired in a trade with the Bengals last week.

The Seahawks also elevated two players off of their practice squad, running back Alex Collins and cornerback Jayson Stanley. Collins, a 2016 fifth-round pick of the Seahawks, signed to the practice squad earlier this week to add depth with both Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game.

"He had a terrific week for us and was really impressive," Carroll said of Collins. "He kind of fell right back into the flow of things here, and we'd feel very comfortable with him playing."

Stanley, who was claimed by Seattle off of waivers in April, was also elevated from the practice squad for last week's win over the 49ers. Stanley played 14 snaps on special teams in Seattle's 37-27 victory.

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