The Seahawks signed Artie Burns to the 53-man roster after the veteran cornerback spent the first two weeks of the season on the practice squad. Rookie defensive end Mike Morris, who missed Seattle's Week 2 game with a shoulder injury was placed on injured reserve.
The Seahawks also made changes to their practice squad, signing receiver Tyjon Lindsey and nose tackle Carl Davis, and releasing receiver Matt Landers and cornerback Robert Rochell.
Burns was elevated from the practice squad for both of Seattle's first two games, playing 33 snaps on defense, primarily in dime packages and also as the nickel cornerback at times. He also played 21 snaps on special teams.
Burns, a former first-round pick of the Steelers, initially signed with Seattle last year, and was working with the starting defense in training camp before being sidelined by an injury. After playing sparingly in 2022, Burns re-signed with Seattle this summer, and late in camp he began working at nickel corner in addition to playing on the outside, and was a standout in that role in the team's preseason finale. Burns was on the initial 53-man roster, then was released the next day and signed to the practice squad.
In addition to his inside-out versatility, Burns gives the Seahawks extra depth with starting right cornerback Riq Woolen dealing with a shoulder injury that knocked him out of last week's game.
Lindsey, who went undrafted out of Oregon State this year, initially signed with Seattle after the draft, then was waived prior to the start of the regular season. Davis, a 2015 third-round pick, has appeared in 72 games during his career, starting 19. He most recently played in New England, appearing in 16 games with two starts last season, and 17 games with four starts in 2021.
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