The Seahawks signed defensive back Gavin Heslop to the 53-man roster from their practice squad on Friday, giving them additional depth in their secondary with Jamal Adams out for the season due to the shoulder injury he suffered in last week's win over the 49ers.
Adams, who had surgery Friday on his injured shoulder, was placed on injured reserve to make room on the roster for Heslop.
Heslop, who first joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Stony Brook in 2020, had previously been elevated from the practice squad for two games this season, meaning he had to be added to the 53-man roster in order to play this weekend or beyond.
Heslop appeared on special teams in Seattle's Week 11 game against Arizona, then again the next week at Washington, playing a total of 15 snaps. Most notably, he recovered a Jason Myers' onside kick late in Seattle's loss at Washington, but that play was negated by a penalty for Seattle being lined up illegally.