Seahawks Elevate Safety Damarious Randall From Practice Squad

Safety Damarious Randall has been brought up from the practice squad for the second straight weekend. 


The Seahawks elevated safety Damarious Randall from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

It's the second straight weekend Randall has been elevated, a move that adds safety depth with safety Jamal Adams ruled out with a groin injury, and with safety Lano Hill listed as questionable with a back injury that has kept him out of the past two games.

Remaining on the practice squad for this weekend is veteran defensive tackle Damon Harrison, who was signed earlier in the week. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had said during the week that, depending on how his week went, Harrison could possibly be available to play against the Vikings, but his Seahawks debut will have to wait until after Seattle's Week 6 bye.

Randall, a former first-round pick of the Green Bay Packers, signed to Seattle's practice squad last week then was elevated for the Seahawks' Week 4 game in Miami. Randall played four snaps on special teams and two snaps on defense in that 31-23 win.

The ability to elevate players from the practice squad without making a corresponding move is new this year, and with Randall coming up the Seahawks will have 54 players available from which they can select their 48 active players. Randall will revert to the practice squad on Monday. Players can only be elevated twice during the season, meaning if the Seahawks want to bring Randall up after this weekend, he will have to be added to the 53-man roster.

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