It took 10 days after Mychal Kendricks tore his ACL for him to be placed on injured reserve, but the Seattle Seahawks finally made that move Wednesday. In Kendricks’ place, tackle Chad Wheeler was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster—likely a decision made due to the minor injury crisis Seattle has along the offensive line.
Wheeler’s promotion opened up a spot on the Seahawks’ practice squad, and it was filled Wednesday as well. Wide receiver Cody Thompson was brought back to the club, two months after a six-day stint was ended with his release.
It is an odd addition, with both Malik Turner and Jaron Brown seemingly on track to return this week, however it could be the Seattle positioning themselves to be able to sign Thompson to a future contract after the season ends.
An undrafted free agent in 2019 from Toledo, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Thompson caught 181 passes for 3312 yards and 30 touchdowns over the course of five years with the Rockets. Between his first stint on the Seahawks’ practice squad, Thompson spent time on the Chiefs’ practice squad—where he played preseason—and the Bengals.
Now, he’s back on the periphery of a team marching through the playoffs.