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Seahawks open 2 roster spots, promote 2 from practice squad

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In preparation for the Sunday matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, the Seattle Seahawks made a couple of roster moves. The first transaction is one that had been anticipated for some time, as the team finally moved Kam Chancellor to injured reserve more than five weeks after he initially suffered the neck injury against Arizona on November 9.

The second move comes as a bit more of a surprise, but a welcome one to many fans as the team waived guard Mark Glowinski. Glowinski started 19 games at guard for the team since being drafted in the fourth round out of West Virginia in 2015, but his development plateaued and he was benched in favor of free agent acquisition Oday Aboushi in Week 3 this season. Waiving Glowinski saves a small amount of money in 2017, but the bigger salary cap benefit from his release will come in 2018 when his salary is set to more than triple.

To fill the two empty roster spots, cornerback Mike Tyson and linebacker Kache Palacio were promoted from the practice squad. Tyson was a sixth round pick of the Seahawks this season, but was waived at the end of training camp and immediately signed to the practice squad.

Palacio is a linebacker out of Washington State who originally signed with the Los Angeles Rams as a UDFA in 2016, but was cut just two days later. The Seahawks brought him in as a late addition in training camp, but he did not survive final roster cuts. He was then signed to the practice squad, where he spent the entirety of the 2016 campaign. In 2017 he was again waived at the end of training camp, and the team again signed him to the practice squad, where he has spent the last 14 weeks.

Whether either Tyson or Palacio will be active for game against the Rams on Sunday remains to be seen, but at this point both of them will be able to claim that they were on an active roster for an NFL team in the home stretch towards the playoffs.