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Seahawks sign LB Emmanuel Ellerbee to active roster, CB Simeon Thomas, WR Damore’ea Stringfellow to practice squad

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The Seattle Seahawks quickly replaced Mychal Kendricks on the active roster, bringing back Emmanuel Ellerbee, who was originally waived upon Kendricks’ reinstatement. Kendricks’ season ended officially on Wednesday, as he was placed on injured reserve.

In addition to Ellerbee’s signing, they added two familiar names to their practice squad on Wednesday, signing cornerback Simeon Thomas and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow to the 10-man unit.

Thomas was originally signed to the team prior to Week 1, spending the entire year between the active roster and practice squad, before his release last week. The Seahawks have a crowded cornerback group between the 53-man roster and practice squad, but at 6-foot-2 and 197 pounds, with 35” arms, Thomas is obviously the kind of project Pete Carroll is happy to take on.

Stringfellow returns to the Seahawks after spending the entire offseason and preseason with the club. Following his release from Seattle, Stringfellow was briefly with the Titans before leaving under mysterious circumstances. With Doug Baldwin hobbled, Stringfellow’s addition makes sense, joining fellow wideouts Caleb Scott and Keenan Reynolds on the practice squad.

(I wrote about Stringfellow prior to the preseason here, while there were questions about who would replace the departed Paul Richardson. Of course, Tyler Lockett has excelled beyond our wildest dreams.)

Though Kendricks’ injury was reported as a broken leg, Carroll called it a knee issue on Wednesday. Regardless, it ends a tumultuous season and year for Kendricks.