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Seahawks Sign Free Safety Adrian Colbert & Tackle Elijah Nkansah To Practice Squad

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Adrian Colbert (27) celebrates during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Green Bay, Wis. (NFL Photos via AP)
San Francisco 49ers defensive back Adrian Colbert (27) celebrates during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Green Bay, Wis. (NFL Photos via AP)

The Seahawks made changes to their practice squad on Wednesday, adding a pair of players at positions currently dealing with injuries. Signed were free safety Adrian Colbert and tackle Elijah Nkansah. Quarterback Cardale Jones and receiver Jazz Ferguson were released from the practice squad.

Tedric Thompson, who opened the year as Seattle’s starting free safety, missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it could be tough for him to get back this week as well. While the Seahawks appear to be healthy at tackle, they do have a couple of injuries on their offensive line, with center Joey Hunt having missed the first two games with an ankle injury, and guard D.J. Fluker dealing with an ankle injury sustained in Sunday’s win in Pittsburgh.

Colbert, who is 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, was a seventh-round pick out of Miami in 2017. Colbert started seven of 14 games played for San Francisco as a rookie, recording 37 tackles, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He opened last year as the 49ers’ starting free safety and started six games before landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He was waived/injured prior to the start of this season, then released from injured reserve with an injury settlement a week later.

Nkansah, who went undrafted out of Toledo in 2018, spent most of last season on Seattle's practice squad before earning a late-season call-up to the 53-man roster. He spent training camp and the preseason with Seattle, then was waived prior to the start of the season and added to the practice squad.

Ferguson, who signed with Seattle as an undrafted rookie out of Northwestern State, caught seven passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in the preseason. Jones, a former Ohio State standout who was a fourth-round pick in 2016, was signed to Seattle’s practice squad earlier this month.

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