The Seahawks made a roster move Tuesday, waiving wide receiver Chris Matthews and signing wide receiver Kevin Smith from the practice squad.
Smith, a standout pass catcher and kick returner for the University of Washington Huskies, impressed the Seahawks coaching staff in training camp this past summer but was cut prior to the regular season on the team's roster cutdown to 53 players. He was added to Seattle's 10-man practice squad, where he's spent time ever since. Originally an undrafted rookie free agent signee of the Arizona Cardinals in 2014, Smith spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seahawks later that year but was not on an NFL roster during the regular season. He signed a future contract with Seattle this past February.
Matthews made his mark this past postseason for Seattle when he recovered a crucial onside kick in the team's NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers. Then, in Super Bowl XLIX, Matthews made the first four catches of his career for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' loss to the New England Patriots. He was active for all nine games in 2015, recording four catches for 54 yards.