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Seahawks activate Colby Parkinson and add defensive depth for 49ers game

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 17 UCLA at Stanford Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Sunday the Seattle Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers in a Week 8 matchup that could see first place in the NFC West switch hands for the first time this season. The Hawks started out strong, going 5-0 to being the season, but between the bye week and the overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks are now approaching nearly three weeks since their last win.

When the Hawks do take the field in Week 8, they will have some extra players on the roster with which to take on the 49ers. The first move for the team is the activation of both Colby Parkinson and D.J. Reed from the nonfootball injury list, as well as the elevation of two players from the practice squad.

The two youngsters elevated from the practice squad are Stephen Sullivan, a college wide receiver turned tight end turned potential defensive end for Seattle, while Jayson Stanley is a college wide receiver turned defensive back in the NFL. Both players will offer depth on a defense that has been ravaged by injuries so far this year, and could see playing time against the 49ers as those injuries continue to limit significant portions of the roster.

For Reed in particular, the matchup against the 49ers might be a welcome opportunity, as he spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with San Francisco prior to being waived with a nonfootball injury designation during training camp this summer.