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Seahawks Place Dareke Young On Injured Reserve, Sign G Ben Brown Off Practice Squad

The Seahawks placed receiver Dareke Young on injured reserve Monday, meaning he will miss at least the first four games of the season.


The Seahawks placed Dareke Young on injured reserve Monday, which means the second-year receiver will miss at least the first four games of the season before he is eligible to return.

Guard Ben Brown, who was signed to the practice squad last week, was added to the 53-man roster to fill the open spot created by Young going to IR. Additionally, quarterback Holton Ahlers and safety Brady Breeze were signed to the practice squad, while running back Bryant Koback was released from the practice squad.

Young, a seventh-round pick in last year's draft who emerged to become one of Seattle's top players on special teams as a rookie, missed much of camp and the preseason with an abductor injury that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said may require surgery. General manager John Schneider confirmed on Monday that Young did indeed have surgery in Philadelphia.

Brown, who went undrafted out of Mississippi last year, signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent, then spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He was in camp with Cincinnati this year before being waived last week as part of the team's cutdown to 53 players.

Ahlers, who signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie this spring, was initially signed to the practice squad last week then released a day later. His return once again gives the Seahawks three quarterbacks between their 53-man roster and the practice squad. Breeze, a sixth-round pick out of Oregon in the 2021 draft, has appeared in 11 games over the past two seasons for the Titans and Lions, playing primarily on special teams. At Oregon, Breeze was a first-team All-Pac 12 selection as a special teamer in 2019, and was named the defensive MVP of the 2020 Rose Bowl.

Take a look at the 53-man roster for the 2023 Seahawks.

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