The Seahawks made a roster move Saturday afternoon, placing linebacker Josh Forrest on injured reserve. No corresponding roster move was made, so Seattle could enter its Sunday Night Football matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles fielding 52 players on its active roster.
Forrest, who suffered what head coach Pete Carroll called a significant foot sprain in last week's win over the 49ers, was one of three injured players, along with safety Kam Chancellor (neck) and offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (shoulder), that the Seahawks had already declared out for their Week 13 game at CenturyLink Field. As a result of the transaction, if no addition is made to the roster Seattle will only need to declare six players inactive Sunday night, as opposed to the usual seven required for teams with 53 players.
The 6-foot-3, 249-pound Forrest was signed to Seattle's active roster from the practice squad in early November. A sixth-round pick out of Kentucky in 2016, Forrest, who spent his rookie season with the Los Angeles Rams, heads to IR having appeared in two games for the Seahawks. He originally signed to Seattle's practice squad in October.
The Seahawks vs Eagles matchup kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, December 3 with national television coverage on NBC (channel 5 in Seattle).