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Seahawks Sign WR Deontay Greenberry, Waive QB Jake Waters

The Seahawks made a roster move Wednesday, waiving quarterback Jake Waters and signing receiver Deontay Greenberry.

The Seahawks signed receiver Deontay Greenberry and waived quarterback Jake Waters on Wednesday.

Greenberry, an undrafted rookie out of Houston, signed with Dallas following the draft, but was waived last week. He is the second former Cowboy rookie receiver signed by Seattle this week along with George Farmer, though the Seahawks are converting Farmer to cornerback. Greenberry started all 13 games last season for Houston, and finished his college career with 201 career receptions, eighth most in school history, 2,612 yards and 20 touchdowns. Greenberry, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 211 pounds, will wear No. 86 for the Seahawks.

Waters, a rookie out of Kansas State, was signed last week after Tarvaris Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Seattle's preseason opener. Waters did not appear in last weekend's game in Kansas City, and the fact that the Seahawks are waiving him could be a sign that Jackson is close to returning to action. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Jackson is making "pretty good progress," and that the regular-season opener is the goal, but he also didn't rule out a return sooner than that.

"He wants to try to play next week, and we're going to try to get that done, we'll see if that happens," Carroll said. "That would be a real accomplishment at this point, but he's moving around OK and he's obviously getting better, but we need to have him ready for the opener."

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