Seahawks Sign DT Daviyon Nixon, Waive RB Tony Jones Jr.

The Seahawks made a pair of roster moves prior to Wednesday’s practice.

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon (54) warms up before an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

The Seahawks signed defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon Wednesday, adding interior line depth after a pair of injuries at that position.

Starting nose tackle Al Woods missed last week's game due to an Achilles injury, and Bryan Mone, starting in Woods' place, injured his ACL on Thursday and was placed on injured reserve this week.

Running back Tony Jones Jr. was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.

Nixon, a fifth-round pick in 2021, appeared in 14 games for Carolina over the past two seasons, recording 15 tackles and half a sack. In two seasons at Iowa, Nixon totaled 74 tackles and 19.0 tackles for loss, and in 2020 he was a consensus All-American and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after recording 5.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. Nixon was a finalist for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Award.

Jones appeared in four games, recording 16 rushing yards on eight carries and three catches for 18 yards. Jones' biggest contribution came in Seattle's Week 13 win in Los Angeles in which he played 23 offensive snaps, helping the Seahawks close out a win over the Rams that saw Kenneth Walker III leave the game with a second-quarter ankle injury, and DeeJay Dallas play through a high ankle sprain, splitting time with Jones in the second half.

On December 19, 2022, Seahawks interns spent their day volunteering at Lake City Collective where they played soccer with kids in the community, helped with holiday projects and a new design for their park.

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