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Seahawks bring back Sealver Siliga

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Minicamp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks made a roster move on Tuesday, replacing a young defensive tackle with a veteran one by placing Garrison Smith on injured reserve and signing Sealver Siliga.

Smith, an undrafted free agent out of Georgia who the Seahawks added on waivers after he was cut by the San Francisco 49ers in September, had a tackle and four assists in three games. Smith appeared on the injury report last week but was active on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. It looks as though his 2016 season is now over.

Siliga may have thought his season was over when he was placed on IR by Seattle in early September and then released, but he’s been granted another shot with this latest signing. The Seahawks signed him to a one-year deal in March but a calf injury in training camp made it difficult for him to earn a job. He gets a new opportunity now. Siliga was an undrafted free agent out of Utah who spent 2012 with the Denver Broncos and the last three seasons with the New England Patriots. He had 28 tackles in 13 games last year.

He was previously in Seattle for a short time in 2013 after the team traded John Moffitt to the Broncos in exchange for him.