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Seahawks release Demarcus Christmas from the practice squad

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On Tuesday, veteran defensive tackle Damon Harrison visited the Seahawks, a meeting that had been planned for several weeks. On the same day as Harrison’s visit, Seattle released another defensive tackle, former sixth-round pick Demarcus Christmas, from the practice squad.

Christmas, a day three pick in 2019, missed the entire 2019 season after beginning the season on the PUP list. Healthy in 2020, Christmas was waived at the end of camp by the Seahawks and spent a few weeks as a free agent, before returning to Seattle as a member of the practice squad.

Following Christmas’s release, the Seahawks are down to just one defensive tackle on the practice squad in UDFA Cedrick Lattimore. Currently on the 53 at the position is Jarran Reed, Poona Ford, Bryan Mone, and Anthony Rush. The move leaves Seattle with two open spots on their practice squad.

The Seahawks made a pair of other moves related to their practice squad on Tuesday, protecting CB Gavin Heslop and S Damarious Randall for the week. The two defensive backs were elevated to the game day roster in Week 4 and their protection presumably means they are in the team’s plans for Week 5, as well.

Finally, Seattle had a few veterans join Harrison and Mychal Kendricks in their visit on Tuesday. According to the league’s transaction wire, cornerback DeMarkus Acy and linebackers Ray-Ray Armstrong, Michael Divinity, and Jeff Holland visited as well.

Whether it’s Harrison, Kendricks, or another veteran, it appears as though the Seahawks will add someone to their defense ahead of Week 5.