Following Brandon Marshall’s release on Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks had an open roster spot. J.D. McKissic isn’t eligible to be activated from the injured reserve for another week, and so a receiver was expected to be added.
Keenan Reynolds, previously on the active roster before returning to the practice squad, would’ve been the safe assumption. Instead, Malik Turner, another practice squad receiver, has reportedly been promoted to the 53-man roster.
Good morning peoples.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) October 31, 2018
The Seahawks were pretty quiet at the trade deadline but I’m hearing they’re promoting WR Malik Turner to the active roster. Seattle had an open spot after releasing Brandon Marshall.
Turner (6’2”, 202 pounds) was with the Seahawks throughout preseason and appeared to have good chemistry with Alex McGough, finishing August with five catches, 91 yards and a touchdown.
The addition of Turner, when official, will bring Seattle back up to a full roster of 53. Turner’s promotion also drops the team’s practice squad back to nine, though guard J.J. Dielman could return, after being waived on Tuesday in favor of Tyrone Swoopes.
The Seahawks’ juggling of their practice squad has been confusing, but as it stands, the group consists of: Justin Currie (LB/S), McGough (QB), Elijah Nkansah (T), Kalan Reed (CB), Jordan Roos (G), Caleb Scott (WR), Reynolds (WR), Swoopes (TE) and Simeon Thomas (CB).