Seahawks Elevate QB Jake Luton & WR Phillip Dorsett II From Practice Squad

Jake Luton will serve as Seattle’s backup quarterback for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.

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The Seahawks elevated a pair of players from the practice squad for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, quarterback Jake Luton and receiver Phillip Dorsett II.

Luton, a Marysville-Pilchuck High School grad who signed with Seattle just before the start of the regular season, will serve as the backup to Geno Smith, who is starting in place of an injured Russell Wilson.

A sixth-round pick out of Oregon State in 2020, Luton has regular-season experience should the Seahawks need to call upon him, having started three games for the Jaguars as a rookie. Players can twice be elevated from the practice squad without being added to the 53-man roster, so with Russell Wilson on injured reserve and out for a minimum of three games, the Seahawks will have to eventually add Luton to the roster if he is going to continue to serve as Smith's backup in Wilson's absence.

Dorsett, who last year signed with the Seahawks as a free agent, but missed the entire season with a foot injury, was also elevated from the practice squad last week, playing five offensive snaps in a loss to the Rams. Both Luton and Dorsett will revert to the practice squad Monday without being subject to waivers, and while Luton can be elevated again for one more game, Dorsett cannot and would need to be added to the 53-man roster to play in another game after Sunday's.

The Seahawks and the Steelers will meet this Sunday in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in Week 6 of the 2021 season. Take a look back at photos from the past games between the two teams.

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