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Seahawks Sign C Joey Hunt, Elevate Two From Practice Squad

The Seahawks added more depth at center, signing Joey Hunt off the practice squad. Seattle also elevated two players from the practice squad for Sunday’s game vs. Arizona.


With starting center Evan Brown listed as questionable for Sunday' game against the Cardinals, the Seahawks signed center Joey Hunt off of their practice squad.

Guard Ben Brown was waived to make room on the 53-man roster. Additionally, the Seahawks elevated two players, receiver Easop Winston and running back SaRodorick Thompson off the practice squad for Sunday's game.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Brown, who has a hip injury that occurred in last week's game in Cincinnati, will be a game-day decision, though he was able to practice on a limited basis Friday. Rookie Olu Oluwatimi would be the starter if Brown can't play.

Hunt, a 2016 sixth-round pick, has appeared in 35 games in his career with 11 starts, eight of which came during the 2019 season with Seattle. Hunt also spent 2020 and 2021 on with the Colts, primarily on the practice squad, before returning to Seattle on the practice squad last season.

Both Winston and Thompson give the Seahawks depth at positions that could potentially be affected by injuries, with receiver DK Metcalf (hip/ribs) and running back Zach Charbonnet (hamstring) both listed as questionable.

Winston, a former WSU standout who previously spent time with the Rams, Saints and Browns before signing to Seattle's practice squad last season, will be making his regular-season debut for the Seahawks presuming he's active Sunday. In two preseason games, Winston caught six passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Thompson, an undrafted rookie out of Texas Tech, will play his first NFL regular season game Sunday if he's active. Thompson also had a strong preseason for the Seahawks, rushing for 81 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.

The Seahawks and Cardinals face off on Sunday, Jan 7, 2024. Kickoff is set for 1:25 p.m. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Cardinals.

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