After waiving safety Adrian Colbert from the 53-man roster late last week, the Seahawks made a move to keep him around, signing the former 49ers starting safety to the practice squad. The Seahawks also added tight end depth following Will Dissly’s Achilles injury, adding Tyrone Swoopes to the practice squad.
Additionally, the Seahawks signed tackle Chad Wheeler and cornerback Brian Allen to the practice squad and released linebacker Malik Carney and Parry Nickerson. The Seahawks had two open spots on the practice squad having promoted guard Jordan Roos and tight end Jacob Hollister to the 53-man roster on Friday.
Colbert, a 2017 seventh-round pick, first joined the Seahawks as a member of the practice squad last month, then was later promoted to the 53-man roster, but he was inactive for two games before being waived with the Seahawks needing to add offensive line and tight end depth ahead of Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Swoopes, a quarterback at the University of Texas, first joined the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie in 2017.
Swoopes spent most of the past two seasons on Seattle’s practice squad, though he had stints on the active roster both years, including a start against Oakland in last year’s game in London. He was waived/injured early in training camp this season, then later waived from injured reserve with an injury settlement.
Wheeler, who went undrafted out of USC in 2017, spent the past two seasons with the New York Giants, appearing in 27 games with 19 starts. Wheeler had current Seahawks offensive line coach Mike Solari as his position coach with the Giants in 2017. Allen, a fifth-round pick out of Utah in 2017 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, has appeared in 16 games over the past two seasons, also spending time on Pittsburgh’s practice squad.
Game action photos from the Seattle Seahawks' Week 6 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.