Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will take on the New York Jets hoping to get things back on track after a loss to the New York Giants in Week 13 that may have put a big dent in the team’s hopes of winning the NFC West. As the team continues to deal with depth issues on the offensive line, with both Jamarco Jones and Cedric Ogbuehi battling injuries, the Hawks opted to promote Chad Wheeler to the 53 man roster.
Wheeler has spent the majority of his time in the NFL playing for Seahawks offensive line coach Mike Solari. Signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2017, Wheeler earned five starts as a rookie. Solari, of course, then left the Giants to join the Seattle coaching staff during the 2018 season, and after failing to make the Giants roster for the 2019 season, Wheeler was signed to the Seattle practice squad. After a late season promotion to the active roster, Wheeler then earned a spot on the Hawks practice squad during the 2020 preseason, and after having already been elevated twice during the year, is now signed to the full 53 man roster.
In addition, the Seahawks also elevated practice squad linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong for the game against the Jets