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Seahawks elevate Ray-Ray Armstrong from practice squad

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Sunday evening the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale in a game that will be the first primetime matchup between the two clubs since the barnburner 6-6 tie in Week 7 of the 2016 season. That game, of course, included multiple missed field goals in overtime, including this miss from Steven Hauschka which was basically an extra point that could have given the Hawks the win.

In any case, when game time finally arrives for Beak Week, the Seahawks will have the services of an extra linebacker at their disposal, as they have taken advantage of the new CBA to elevate a practice squad player once again.

So, it’s not the recently signed Mychal Kendricks who is getting the elevation this week, it’s the less recently signed Ray-Ray Armstrong who might suit up for the Hawks. What role exactly Armstrong might fill is up in the air, but with first round pick Jordyn Brooks returning, and the rest of the linebacker group healthy, there is not an immediate apparent need at the position. However, Armstrong has played nearly 1,400 special teams snaps in his career, and fullback and special teams monster Nick Bellore missed practice on both Thursday and Friday for non-injury reasons. Thus, it seems as though Armstrong’s elevation could signal the team using him to fill a key role on special teams on Sunday Night Football, rather than him taking any snaps from a deep linebacking group.