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Rasheem Green activated, Alex Collins and Jayson Stanley elevated to game day roster

Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Carlos Dunlap won’t be the only addition to the Seahawks’ defensive line on Sunday against the Bills. Seattle made an anticipated roster move on Saturday, activating defensive end Rasheem Green from the injured reserve.

Green, now in his third season, has been out of the lineup since Week 1, when he suffered a neck injury that was initially diagnosed as a shoulder issue. Though the team waited a couple of weeks to see how the injury would progress, Green eventually landed on injured reserve ahead of Week 3. Green returned to practice last wee and on Friday, Carroll told reporters Green was ready to play.

There was no corresponding move needed in order to add Green to the active roster, with a spot already available on the Seahawks’ 53-man roster.

In 2019, Green led Seattle in sacks with four. Though he was the best of an underperforming group, the 2018 third-round pick solidified himself as a strong rotational piece moving forward. With Dunlap and Green added to the mix, the Seahawks’ pass rush should be expected to improve down the stretch.

In addition to Green’s activation, Seattle elevated a pair of practice squad players to their game day roster on Saturday.

Running back Alex Collins, signed this week, as well as cornerback Jayson Stanley were brought up for Sunday. With injuries to Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde in the backfield, as well as Shaquill Griffin and Ugo Amadi in the secondary, Collins and Stanley get the chance to be involved when the Seahawks take on Buffalo.