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Seahawks Elevate Running Backs Godwin Igwebuike & Wayne Gallman From Practice Squad For Week 16 Game At Kansas City

The Seahawks elevated running back and kick returner Godwin Igwebuike from the practice squad for the third straight week, as well as running back Wayne Gallman.


After providing a spark in the return game in each of the past two games, Seahawks running back Godwin Igwebuike has been elevated off of the practice squad once again ahead of Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

Running back Wayne Gallman was also elevated from the practice squad, setting him up to make his Seahawks debut.

Igwebuike, who signed to the Seattle's practice squad earlier this season, has handled kick return duty in each of the past two games, gaining 187 yards on six returns, including a 50-yard that helped set up a touchdown in Seattle's Week 14 game against Carolina.

Gallman, who signed to Seattle's practice squad earlier this month, was a 2017 first-round pick out of Clemson, and appeared in 53 games over four seasons with the Giants, starting 10 in 2020 when he rushed for a career-high 682 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He has rushed for 1,548 yards and nine touchdowns in 61 career games, having also spent time with the Vikings and Falcons, and most recently on Kansas City's practice squad.

Igwebuike and Gallman give the Seahawks extra running back depth with Kenneth Walker III and DeeJay Dallas both listed as questionable, though Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that both are expected to be available.

Because this is Igwebuike's third practice squad elevation, he would have to be signed to the 53-man roster to appear in any games after this weekend.

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