Seahawks Place Ethan Pocic On Injured Reserve, Promote Kyle Fuller From Practice Squad

The Seahawks made a roster move Tuesday, adding offensive line depth after putting Ethan Pocic back on injured reserve. 


Ethan Pocic's return from injured reserve was unfortunately a brief one for the versatile offensive lineman.

Pocic, who was inactive for last week's game with a core injury, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, his second trip to IR this season. Pocic initially went on injured reserve in October due to a back injury, but was able to return after missing eight games. Pocic appeared in two games following his return, seeing action on special teams in Week 15, and filling in at left guard for part of Seattle's Week 16 loss to Arizona while Mike Iupati was dealing with a stinger.

To add offensive line depth with Pocic out, the Seahawks have promoted guard Kyle Fuller from the practice squad. Fuller, a seventh-round pick out of Baylor by the Houston Texans in 2017, has been on Seattle's practice squad all season. He previously spent time with Miami, Washington and Houston over the past two seasons, appearing in nine games as a rookie with the Texans, starting two.

The Seahawks also added receiver Jaylen Smith to their practice squad, providing some depth at a position dealing with some injuries. The Seahawks played last week's game without Malik Turner due to a concussion—Carroll said Monday that Turner had not yet been cleared to return—and lost Jaron Brown early in the game to a knee injury that will keep him out for at least this weekend's game. Brown's injury left the Seahawks with only four healthy receivers for the rest of Sunday's game.

An undrafted rookie out of Louisville, Smith initially signed with Baltimore where he was reunited with former college teammate Lamar Jackson during training camp and the preseason before being waived prior to the start of the season. In October, Smith was selected by the DC Defenders in the XFL Draft.

Game action photos from the Seattle Seahawks' Week 17 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

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