Seahawks Sign WR Matt Cole To Practice Squad

The Seahawks added receiver Matt Cole to their practice squad on Tuesday.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Matt Cole (17) reacts on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Jennifer Stewart)

The Seahawks signed receiver Matt Cole to their practice squad Tuesday, adding a player who was a special teams standout in college.

Cole, who went undrafted out of Division II McKendree, was the Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Year. In addition to being a standout returner in college, Cole recorded 18 special teams tackles in both his junior and senior seasons. As a receiver Cole had 43 catches for 939 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.

Cole signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent after the 2020 draft, then later ended up on Miami's practice squad. He was then signed to San Francisco's 53-man roster late in the season, appearing in one game and making two special teams tackles in a Week 17 loss to the Seahawks. Cole spent time with the Jets and Giants before joining the Panthers' practice squad in October and appearing in one game, recording one special teams tackle. Cole was released by Carolina last week.

The Seahawks had an open spot on their practice squad after signing Gavin Heslop to the 53-man roster on Friday.

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