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Seahawks Sign Alex McGough To Practice Squad; Rashaad Penny & Quinton Dunbar Return To Practice

The Seahawks are bringing back quarterback Alex McGough, and two players are returning to practice Wednesday. 


Quarterback Alex McGough, a seventh-round pick in 2018, is back with the team that drafted him, having signed to the Seahawks practice squad on Wednesday.

Additionally, two players have been designated to return to practice this week, running back Rashaad Penny and cornerback Quinton Dunbar.

McGough, who was drafted by Seattle out of Florida International, spent his rookie season on Seattle's practice squad, then spent 2019 training camp with Jacksonville before joining Houston's practice squad. McGough was briefly promoted to Houston's active roster but did not appear in a game. He was on Houston's practice squad this year before being released in October.

McGough is one of two quarterbacks on the practice squad along with Danny Etling. The Seahawks had an open spot on the practice squad having released receiver Darvin Kidsy on Tuesday.  

Penny, who has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp, will return to practice a year and a day after tearing his ACL in last year's Week 14 game against the Rams.

"We're really excited to get him back on the field with us," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday. "It's just been a long haul. It's very meaningful for him to get back out there. You really want to see him bang his breaks and really get down and hit it and give good tempo in practice… I've said it the whole time, the last thing we're going to do is rush the timing of this."

Dunbar, who has missed the past four games with a knee injury, was placed on injured reserve in Week 11, making this the first week he was eligible to return.

"I expect him to practice this week, we'll see how he does," Carroll said Monday. "I'm excited that he's coming back out. He's has a really good process to get back. He's been able to condition more so than he had before and work on it, and I'm hoping his knee has really quieted down. We'll just have to wait and see how the week goes, but he is going to practice."

Neither Dunbar nor Penny counts towards the 53-man roster as of now, but the Seahawks would have to make a move to add them to the roster before they can play in games.

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