With their 2019 season coming to an end on Sunday, the Seahawks are now looking ahead to 2020, and on Tuesday they signed six players who finished the season on the practice squad to reserve/future contracts.
Signed to reserve/future deals were cornerback Brian Allen, receiver Penny Hart, linebacker Sutton Smith, defensive end Shakir Soto, linebacker Pita Taumoepenu and receiver Cody Thompson.
Allen, a 2017 fifth-round pick out of Utah by the Pittsburgh Steelers, signed to Seattle's practice squad in October. He appeared in 16 games with the Steelers over the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Hart, an undrafted rookie out of Georgia State, also signed to the practice squad in October after beginning his NFL career with the Colts.
Smith, a sixth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2019 draft, was signed to the Seahawks practice squad in December having previously spent time with Pittsburgh and Jacksonville. The Northern Illinois product was the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year and an All-American in 2017 as a defensive end.
Soto, who went undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2017, joined Seattle's practice squad in in Week 17, and previously spent time with the Raiders and Cowboys.
Taumoepenu, a 2017 sixth-round pick by the 49ers out of Utah, signed to Seattle's practice squad in November. He has appeared in six games during his NFL career, recording three tackles.
Thompson, an undrafted rookie out of Toledo, had two different stints on Seattle's practice squad this season, most recently re-signing last week.
As a part of NFL Play 60, an initiative that encourages youth to get at least 60 minutes per day of physical activity, Seahawks mascot Blitz and quarterback Russell Wilson teamed up with the morning television program 'Good Morning America' and the NFL to surprise Quentin Corr, a 13-year-old from Seattle and die-hard Seahawks fan, as the 2020 NFL Play 60 Super Kid and kid correspondent for Super Bowl LIV.
Quentin will be headed down to Miami for Super Bowl week where he'll serve as a media correspondent with hits on multiple outlets including Good Morning America and Good Morning Football. He'll get to interviewing players, ask questions at press conferences, and more.