The Seahawks signed running back George Farmer off of their practice squad Wednesday, adding depth to a position hit hard by injuries in last week's win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Farmer, 23, who went undrafted out of USC in 2015, first signed with the Seahawks last August, at which point he was moved from receiver, his position in college, to cornerback. Farmer spent last season on Seattle's practice squad, then changed positions again in training camp this year, going from corner to running back when injuries took their toll in the backfield.
In three preseason games, Farmer rushed for 36 yards on nine carries and caught two passes for 15 yards. Farmer was placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the season, then later released with an injury settlement. He was signed to Seattle's practice squad earlier this month.
A former receiver, Farmer could be a fit in the third-down role the Seahawks had envisioned for third-round pick C.J. Prosise. Prosise, who started the past two games, fractured his clavicle in last week's win over the Eagles, and rookie Troymaine Pope sprained his ankle, leaving Thomas Rawls and Alex Collins as the only healthy running backs on the roster.
Farmer fills the roster spot that opened up a day earlier with the release of offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb. With Farmer replacing Webb on the roster, the Seahawks now have 25 undrafted players on their 53-man roster, the highest total in the NFL.
The Seahawks also added rookie running back Zac Brooks and fullback Malcolm Johnson to their practice squad and placed defensive tackle Tylor Harris on practice squad injured reserve. Seattle drafted Brooks in the seventh round out of Clemson, and since being waived before the start of the season, Brooks has spent time on the practice squads in Seattle and Kansas City. Johnson was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of Mississippi State and appeared in seven games for the Browns this season.
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