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Seahawks Elevate CB Xavier Crawford & LB Christian Jones From Practice Squad

The Seahawks elevated a pair of players for Sunday’s game against the Falcons.


The Seahawks added defensive depth ahead of their Week 3 game against the Falcons, elevating cornerback Xavier Crawford and linebacker Christian Jones from the practice squad. 

This is the second straight elevation for Crawford, who gives the Seahawks added depth at corner with Justin Coleman listed as doubtful due to a calf injury. Jones, a veteran linebacker who has made 61 career starts and appeared in 112 games, will be making his Seahawks debut after signing to the practice squad earlier this month.


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Crawford, a sixth-round pick out of Central Michigan in the 2019 draft, has appeared in 21 games with two starts in his career, with most of his playing time coming last year in Chicago when he played in 13 games with two starts. In Chicago, Crawford played for then Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai, who is now Seattle's associate head coach-defense.

Jones, who came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2014, spent four seasons with the Bears, appearing in 63 games with 31 starts. He then joined the Lions in 2018, serving as a starting linebacker for three seasons. Jones rejoined the Bears last season, appearing in 17 games with one start.

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