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Seahawks Promote LB Paul Dawson Off Practice Squad, Place Oday Aboushi On Injured Reserve

With starting linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright both dealing with injuries this week, the Seahawks added depth to that position group, signing Paul Dawson off of the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Dawson, a third-round pick out of TCU in 2015, appeared in 13 games over his first two seasons, recording 13 tackles and one pass defensed. He was waived by the Bengals prior to the start of the season, then signed to Seattle’s practice squad last month.

“He’s been with us for a few weeks now. We’ve been training him," Carroll said Wednesday of Dawson's promotion to the active roster. "We just need the depth on the roster. He’s a very instinctive player, he’s played a lot of football, we’ve watched him through the college thing and all that and now that he’s been with us long enough we think that we can use him on special teams and also if we need to play him he can get in the game and go.”

Aboushi, an offseason free-agent addition, started eight games at right guard before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury in Seattle’s Week 11 game against Falcons. Rookie Ethan Pocic has since taken over starting duties at that spot.

The Seahawks also made an addition to their practice squad, signing linebacker Jason Thompson, a rookie out of Utah who is from Renton. Thompson, who went to Kennedy Catholic High School, began his college career as a quarterback at Wyoming, then transferred to Utah where he played safety and on special teams. He took part in the NFL regional combine at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in February.

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