The Seahawks made a move Saturday to add depth at receiver, promoting former University of Washington standout Kasen Williams off of their practice squad. Tight end Anthony McCoy, who suffered a high-ankle sprain in Seattle's Week 15 win at Baltimore, was placed on injured reserve.
Prior to this move, the Seahawks had only four receivers on their 53-man roster, and Doug Baldwin is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, though he practiced fully on Friday. With the addition of Williams, three-fifths of Seattle's receivers are former undrafted free agents out of Washington: Jemaine Kearse, Kevin Smith and Williams.
Williams, who attended Skyline High School in Sammamish, had a breakout sophomore season with the Huskies, catching 77 passes for 878 yards and six touchdowns, but a serious leg injury ended his junior year early and limited him as a senior. After going undrafted, Williams signed with Seattle after participating in their rookie minicamp, then was released prior to the start of the season and signed to the practice squad.
McCoy, who was drafted by the Seahawks in 2010, missed the previous two seasons with Achilles injuries, then re-signed with Seattle prior to the Baltimore game.