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Seahawks promote TE Tyrone Swoopes to active roster, waive Keenan Reynolds

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As the Seattle Seahawks gear up for their London showdown against the Oakland Raiders, they find themselves in need of depth at tight end. Will Dissly is obviously gone for the season, Ed Dickson won’t be back until after the bye week, and now Nick Vannett is questionable with a back injury, leaving Darrell Daniels as the only healthy TE on the roster.

It looks as if their temporary solution to Sunday’s problem is to promote Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad to the active roster. Swoopes’ agent announced the news on Saturday.

The Seahawks haven’t made the transaction official, and they’d have to release someone from the 53-man squad in order to make room for the former Texas Longhorns quarterback.

Swoopes signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks in 2017, and was eventually waived and placed on the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster for the team’s season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, and played two snaps on offense. Swoopes was waived during final roster cuts for the 2018 season, then re-signed to the team’s PS just a few days ago, cutting Marcus Lucas in the process.

I’ll take back most of the bad things I’ve said about Brian Schottenheimer if he uses the 18-Wheeler package just one time.

Update: WR Keenan Reynolds is the odd man out.