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Seahawks sign two receivers, waive Amara Darboh, place Nazair Jones and Kalan Reed on IR

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The Seattle Seahawks made several transactions just two days before their preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders, with two players coming in, one player getting waived, and two more having their season end on injured reserve.

With Seattle’s wide receiver depth a bit thin due to injuries, the team signed Nyquan Murray and Kahlil Lewis. Florida State’s Murray was with the Seahawks earlier in camp before getting waived. He caught 53 passes for 744 yards and 3 touchdowns in his final year with the Seminoles. Lewis, a former standout at the University of Cincinnati who led the Bearcats in receiving for three seasons, signed as a UDFA with the Atlanta Falcons and was let go last week.

Departing from the roster is Amara Darboh, one of Seattle’s 2017 third-round draft picks. Darboh barely played in 2017, has struggled with injuries, and was initially waived by the Seahawks in 2018 before he reverted to Seattle’s injured reserve.

Speaking of 2017 third-round picks, defensive lineman Nazair Jones has unfortunately seen his season come to an end with a knee injury. Pete Carroll had said that Jones’ injury was some sort of “tendinitis type of thing,” and now Jones won’t even get the chance to show what he can do in his switch to the five-technique position.

Lastly, CB Kalan Reed’s neck injury also has resulted in his appearance on IR. He was in contention for the slot corner starting job alongside the likes of Ugo Amadi and Jamar Taylor, but he only played five snaps against the Minnesota Vikings and didn’t play at all against the LA Chargers due to that neck problem.