The Seahawks made a practice squad roster move on Tuesday, releasing linebacker Eric Pinkins and signing cornerback George Farmer to the 10-man unit.
The 6-foot-1, 213-pound Farmer, who went undrafted out of USC this year as a wide receiver, was brought into Seahawks training camp this past August to compete at cornerback, a position he hadn't been asked to play by NFL teams until Seattle approached him with the idea. Recruited by Pete Carroll before Carroll left USC for Seattle, Farmer was waived from the Seahawks on Aug. 31 when the team was forced to trim its roster from 90 to 75 players.
"George was a tremendous athlete (in high school), a great track runner from a great school that featured track guys," Carroll said last month following Farmer's first practice with the club. "So we're playing him on defense, we want to see what he looks like. It didn't work out for him offensively. He had a good day, he made a couple plays for us, so we'll see what happens."
Pinkins was originally selected by the Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played safety in college at San Diego State, but Seattle drafted the 6-foot-3, 230-plus pounder with the hopes of converting him to cornerback. Pinkins missed the 2014 season to injury and the Seahawks converted him to outside linebacker this past offseason.
You can check out Farmer in NFL Network's 'Undrafted' season two premiere tonight at 5 p.m. PT (trailer featured above).