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Report: Seahawks adding second player to practice squad

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Early Wednesday reports emerged that the Seattle Seahawks are set to add defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison to the practice squad as depth for the interior of the defensive line. However, with two open spots on the practice squad, that only filled out half of the vacancies on the roster, with the second spot being given to a former second Team All-SEC safety.

DeMarkus Acy is a 6’0”, 195 pound safety who, as Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports, played his college ball at the University of Missouri. With the team having promoted Ryan Neal to the 53 man roster, the Hawks were left with just Jayson Stanley as the only defensive back depth on the practice squad. Adding Acy gives the team an athletic strong safety with experience covering the big time receivers of the SEC. In addition, having spent training camp with the San Francisco 49ers, he should be familiar with much of what is asked of safeties in the Seattle secondary.

With the Seattle secondary still dealing with injuries to Jamal Adams, Neiko Thorpe, Lano Hill and Quinton Dunbar after having already lost Marquise Blair for the season to a knee injury. This move fills out the practice squad, putting the Seahawks at a full complement of 69 players between 53 players on the active roster and 16 players on the practice squad.