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Seahawks sign TE Wes Saxton to the practice squad

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Ed Dickson’s unceremonious return to the injured reserve late last week left the Seahawks in a bit of a jam, one that they navigated by signing Tyrone Swoopes from the practice squad for Week 12.

Now, Seattle has filled out the vacant spot on the practice squad created by Swoopes’ promotion, by bringing back a familiar face. Per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, Wes Saxton was signed on Tuesday.

Before signing with the Seahawks in August, Saxton had a winding road which included four stops in the NFL, as well as a brief tenure in the AAF. Primarily a pass-catcher, Saxton impressed in preseason in both facets, as a receiver:

And as a blocker:

Since roster cuts, Saxton has spent time on Washington’s practice squad, but now finds himself back in Seattle. The Seahawks know what they are getting from the journeyman, and they should feel comfortable turning to him should further moves be needed.

Also on Tuesday, Seattle hosted tackle Seantrel Henderson for a visit.

Formerly of the Texans and Bills, Henderson was released off the non-football injury list last week.