With two running backs questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, the Seahawks elevated running back Godwin Igwebuike from the practice squad on Saturday, paving the way for him to make his Seahawks debut.
The Seahawks also elevated receiver Laquon Treadwell from the practice squad, his third elevation in as many weeks, meaning he would have to be added to the 53-man roster in order to play in another game this season.
The Seahawks also activated linebacker Jon Rhattigan from the physically unable to perform list, a move Pete Carroll said was coming, and one that will give Seattle not only linebacker depth, but also a key player on special teams.
"He's really tough, he's real disciplined about his play, that's what we liked about him right off the bat as a rook," Carroll said. "He does stuff right all the time. He's physical, fast, and he's one of us. He's one of our guys. So to get a core (special teams) guy back this time of year, we really feel lucky that he's coming back."
Igwebuike, who went undrafted out of Northwestern in 2018, came into the league as a safety, and over the next three seasons spent time with Tampa Bay, San Francisco, Philadelphia, the New York Jets and the XFL's Seattle Dragons, then in 2021 he signed with Detroit where he made the switch to running back. In 17 games with the Lions last season, Igwebuike rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries, and caught seven passes for 60 yards. He gives the Seahawks added running back depth with Kenneth Walker III and DeeJay Dallas both dealing with ankle injuries that kept them out of practice all week and have them listed as questionable for this weekend's game.
Treadwell, a 2016 first-round pick, played seven offensive snaps against the Raiders in Week 12, then saw his workload increase last week against the Rams, playing 18 offensive snaps and 13 more on special teams.
Rhattigan, who signed with Seattle as an undrafted rookie out of Army last year, appeared in 14 games last season and had 10 special teams tackles before tearing his ACL in December.
The Seattle Seahawks face the Carolina Panthers at Lumen Field for Week 14 of the 2022 season. Take a look back at photos from previous games between the two teams.