Seahawks Promote LB Jon Rhattigan From Practice Squad, Place C Ethan Pocic On Injured Reserve

The Seahawks signed undrafted rookie linebacker Jon Rhattigan off of their practice squad, placed Ethan Pocic on IR and made a handful of practice squad moves.


Jon Rhattigan wasn't a starter until his senior season at Army, but now, only a year after taking over that starting role, he is on the Seahawks' 53-man roster, having been promoted from the practice squad on Wednesday.

Rhattigan, who signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent, made his NFL debut last weekend after being activated for Sunday's season opener, and he played 67 percent of Seattle's special teams snaps, recording one tackle on punt coverage.

Center Ethan Pocic, who left Sunday's game with a knee sprain, was placed on injured reserve to make room on the 53-man roster. Rhattigan becomes the second 2021 undrafted rookie on Seattle's roster along with tackle Jake Curhan.

The Seahawks also added three players to their practice squad, signing receiver De'Quan Hampton, tight end Michael Jacobson and receiver Connor Wedington.

Wedington, who signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie out of Stanford, is back after spending camp and the preseason in Seattle. Hampton, who went undrafted out of USC in 2017, has spent time with the Lions, Saints, and most recently the Buccaneers. He also spent time in both the Alliance of American Football and the XFL. Jacobson, who played basketball at Iowa State, briefly spent time with the Seahawks in training camp earlier this year.

The Seahawks also lost one player from their practice squad, with guard Jordan Simmons signing to the Raiders 53-man roster.

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