On Tuesday, the Seahawks finalized their initial 53-man roster for the 2021 NFL season. Now, it's time for them to cross their Ts and dot their Is by filling out their 16-man practice squad.
From veterans to rookies, any player can be signed to the practice squad under the league's new format. Each week, four players can be protected from signing with another team and two are allowed to be elevated to the active roster on gamedays.
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10:19 AM: Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times is reporting that the Seahawks have made their first practice squad signing, bringing back undrafted rookie running back Josh Johnson. The Louisiana-Monroe had an impressive preseason, fitting in nicely with Seattle's outside zone scheme to the tune of 74 rushing yards on 23 carries and 24 yards on four receptions.
1:00 PM: The Seahawks have announced the practice squad signings of running back Josh Johnson, receivers Penny Hart, Cade Johnson, Cody Thompson and Aaron Fuller, tight end Tyler Mabry, guards Greg Eiland and Pier-Olivier Lestage, defensive linemen Robert Nkemdiche, Jarrod Hewitt and Myles Adams, linebackers Aaron Donkor and Jon Rhattigan, and cornerback John Reid. Their practice squad now sits at 14 players, though Donkor's spot is exempt from the 16-man pool as part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program. Therefore, the team can still sign three players.
11:05 AM: The Seahawks have announced they signed cornerback Michael Jackson to their practice squad. Selected by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Jackson finished the 2020 campaign on the Patriots. There are still two open slots remaining on Seattle's practice.
2:53 PM: Mark Vital—a member of the Baylor Bears' 2021 national championship-winning basketball team—has signed to the Seahawks' practice squad. Standing at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Vital has been training in the offseason as a tight end.