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Report: Seahawks sign WR Malik Turner to practice squad

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When Akeem King was promoted to the Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster ahead of last Sunday’s Week 1 loss to the Denver Broncos, it left a vacant spot on the 10-man practice squad. It looks like that void has been filled.

Aaron Wilson reported on Tuesday that wide receiver Malik Turner, who was part of Seattle’s 90-man roster and had several impressive moments in preseason, will rejoin the team as a PS member.

Turner caught a touchdown pass from Alex McGough in the team’s second preseason outing against the Los Angeles Chargers, and nearly came down with a phenomenal touchdown grab against the Oakland Raiders, but was ruled out of bounds upon further review.

Now it’s hard to ignore that there’s a real possibility they’ve brought back Turner because they intend to promote one of Caleb Scott or (more likely) Keenan Reynolds, as Doug Baldwin is expected to miss some time due to a reported Grade 2 MCL tear.

Either way, Turner has garnered unprompted praise from coach Pete Carroll during preseason, and it’s good to see him at least brought back to the practice squad.