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Seahawks activate Neiko Thorpe off I.R., elevate Damon Harrison

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Sunday and the Seahawks’ NFC West showdown against the Rams will see a return for one of Seattle’s captains and a debut for a member of its practice squad, after a number of moves made by the Seahawks Saturday.

Seattle activated cornerback and special teams captain Neiko Thorpe off of the injured reserve, a move Pete Carroll alluded to on Friday. Thorpe’s presence will be needed, with both Quinton Dunbar and Shaquill Griffin set to sit out on Sunday. In order to make room for Thorpe on the 53, the Seahawks placed defensive tackle Bryan Mone on the injured reserve.

In addition to Thorpe’s return to the active roster, the Seahawks elevated a pair of practice squad players to their game day roster. Damon “Snacks” Harrison is now set to make his debut for Seattle after being called up, a move that was made necessary by Mone’s high-ankle sprain.

Joining Harrison on the game day roster for Week 10 is running back Alex Collins, who will make his second straight appearance for Seattle. In his first appearance for the team since 2016, Collins ran for five yards on two carries last Sunday against the Bills, playing 13 snaps. His elevation comes after both Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde were ruled out by the team on Saturday. Benson Mayowa was also ruled out ahead of Sunday.

While the Seahawks will be short a number of starters and key rotational players on Sunday, they can now count on a couple of veterans in Harrison and Thorpe in a key divisional matchup.