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Seahawks claim LB Emmanuel Ellerbee, place S T.J. Green on exempt list

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The Seattle Seahawks returned from their bye week on Monday and with the team came a couple roster moves.

Safety T.J. Green, signed earlier this month, was placed on the exempt list without having played a single snap for the team. Speaking to the media on Monday afternoon, Pete Carroll explained Green was done with football and intends to retire.

Green, drafted in the second round in the 2016 NFL Draft, was released from the Indianapolis Colts’ injured reserve in September after suffering a hamstring injury. The reasons for Green’s retirement are unknown.

Taking Green’s place on the Seahawks’ roster is linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, who was waived by the Los Angeles Chargers. An undrafted free agent in 2018, Ellerbee spent time in training camp with the Falcons before arriving in Los Angeles.

As the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta points out, the rookie should be familiar with Carroll’s defense, having played under Dan Quinn and Gus Bradley already.

As they returned from the bye week, Seattle had a few injured players return as well. K.J. Wright, Nick Vannett, Ed Dickson and Rasheem Green all practiced on Monday. Dickson is now eligible to be added to the Seahawks’ 53-man roster, a move which will require someone else to be released.

Finally, Mychal Kendricks, who continues to fight his suspension, reportedly met with the NFL on Monday in a planned meeting. Though Seattle looks to be set to get Wright back in Week 8, Kendricks played well in his limited time and would be a welcome addition down the stretch for the Seahawks.