It’s not official yet, but based on various reports, the pieces have been put together to make a full practice squad for the Seattle Seahawks, as we are t-minus one week until the start of the 2019 NFL regular season.
Despite disappointment that Jazz Ferguson didn’t make the 53-man roster, he did land on the practice squad alongside fellow receiver Terry Wright. Of the players cut on Saturday, six of them got to the PS, with the remaining four going to players who were let go by other teams.
The unofficial (but probably soon-to-be official) Seahawks practice squad roster is as follows:
WR Terry Wright
WR Jazz Ferguson
TE Jacob Hollister
OT Elijah Nkansah
G Jordan Roos
G Kahlil McKenzie
G/C Kyle Fuller
CB Simeon Thomas
S Ryan Neal
DE Jachai Polite
I know some of you did a double take wondering how the hell the Chicago Bears cornerback got on the practice squad, but that is not the case. Fuller played for the Houston Texans in 2017, and was most recently cut by the Miami Dolphins.
McKenzie is a former defensive tackle who became a guard... so it’s a miracle that the Oakland Raiders didn’t get him, since that sounds like perfect Tom Cable material to me. The son of Reggie McKenzie, Khalil was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Neal is a UDFA out of Southern Illinois whose lone NFL experience was playing on special teams for the Atlanta Falcons last year. He stands 6’3” and 200 lbs, which sounds like a big-sized safety that the Seahawks love.
Lastly, Polite was someone who was given a first-round grade by some mock draft pundits, with some sending the former Florida Gator to the Seahawks. Not only did he fall to the 68th overall pick, but the New York Jets made the shocking decision to cut him. He is the only player chosen in the first four rounds of this year’s draft who failed to make his team. It’s a disastrous start and maybe Seattle’s PS is a quick way to help him get it together.