The Seattle Seahawks look set to get a boost to their offense ahead of their first matchup against the 49ers in 2018. Doug Hendrickson, agent to Seahawks running back J.D. McKissic, hinted at McKissic’s pending addition to the active roster on Tuesday night.
McKissic is in his second week of practice with the team, after beginning the year on injured reserve with a Jones’ fracture in his foot. Seattle would have had another full week before having to make a decision, but it appears the satellite back is recovered and ready to play.
With C.J. Prosise rarely seeing the field, Mike Davis has been the team’s third down back in 2018. As steady as Davis has been, McKissic will offer the offense a completely new skill set in that role, and should provide an immediate boost. In 13 games for the Seahawks in 2017, McKissic posted 453 yards and three touchdowns on 80 touches.
Earlier in the day, Seattle waived Keenan Reynolds, opening up a roster spot. Reynolds was added to the roster on Saturday, when Doug Baldwin’s status for Week 12 was in question. Tight end Darrell Daniels, who was waived in order to make room for Reynolds, was claimed by the Cardinals.
Additionally, the Seahawks waived wide receiver Malachi Dupre from their practice squad on Tuesday, leaving them with two open spots. Reynolds will presumably be re-added, if he clears waivers.