The Seahawks filled their 10-man practice squad on Monday, adding a pair of second-year players in cornerback Ryan Neal and guard Kahlil McKenzie.
Neal, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defensive back out of Southern Illinois, appeared in one game last season for the Atlanta Falcons, making his rookie debut in Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers. Neal, who originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles, played in 45 games in college, recording 226 tackles, 24 passes defensed, and five interceptions. The Falcons let Neal go this past Saturday as part of their roster cutdown process.
McKenzie, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 320 pounds, was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, with the Chiefs trading up that year to select the Tennessee product with pick No. 198 overall. McKenzie, who was part of the Chiefs roster cuts on Saturday, played defensive line for the Volunteers, but made the switch to the offensive side of the football upon entering the NFL. He is the son of Reggie McKenzie, a senior personnel executive with the Miami Dolphins who spent 2012-18 as general manager of the Oakland Raiders and who worked alongside current Seahawks general manager John Schneider while the two were members of the Packers' front office.
Seattle's 10-man practice squad now consists of the following:
WR Jazz Ferguson
WR Terry Wright
TE Jacob Hollister
CB Simeon Thomas
G Jordan Roos
T Elijah Nkansah
LB Jachai Polite
C/G Kyle Fuller
CB Ryan Neal
G Kahlil McKenzie
Take a look at the Seattle Seahawks' initial practice squad for the 2019 NFL season.