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Seahawks elevate Damarious Randall and Gavin Heslop for Dolphins game

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The injury report for the Seattle Seahawks has been long all week, and it certainly looks like the team will be without most of its starting secondary when it takes the field Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. It’s already known that Jamal Adams and Quinton Dunbar will be out, while Shaquill Griffin is questionable with a shoulder injury. On top of that, also listed as questionable is Neiko Thorpe. Thorpe is, of course, known more for his role as captain of the special teams units than his play on the defensive side of the ball is nonetheless depth at the cornerback position.

Putting it all together it’s no surprise the Seahawks are taking advantage of the ability in the new CBA to promote players from the practice squad to the active roster for gameday.

Damarious Randall is a former first round pick of the Green Bay Packers who was added to the practice squad just this week, while Gavin Heslop signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Stony Brook University. The two will provide needed depth for a secondary that is banged up is expected to have just one starter, Quandre Diggs, on the field against the Dolphins.

Both players are being moved to the active roster under the standard elevation clause of the new collective bargaining agreement and will automatically return to the practice squad on Monday.