The Seattle Seahawks have some injury issues along the offensive line, so unsurprisingly they’ve made some signings for depth reasons.
On Thursday the team signed Wyatt Miller and Andrew Jones to the practice squad. There were two vacant spots when Chad Wheeler was promoted to the active roster and Ray-Ray Armstrong was released. Both men were undrafted (Miller 2019, Jones 2020) but neither man has played an NFL snap.
What’s much bigger news is the possible signing of Alex Boone to the practice squad. All he needs to do is complete his COVID-19 testing and (obviously) have those results come back negative.
Veteran guard Alex Boone is on his way to Seattle to begin COVID testing, and all goes well, he’s expected to sign to the #Seahawks’ practice squad, source said. Longtime 49er back in the NFC West.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 17, 2020
The 33-year-old who spent much of his career with the San Francisco 49ers before one-year stints with the Vikings and Cardinals. Boone has been out of the league for two years but had expressed interest in a comeback, with the Baltimore Ravens most recently giving him a workout last week.
If Boone does sign then someone will have to be dropped from the practice squad.
This wave of offensive line additions on the PS come at a time when Brandon Shell is dealing with an ankle sprain, Cedric Ogbuehi missed two games with his own injury, and Jamarco Jones has been dealing with a groin injury since the New York Giants loss. Mike Iupati has been in and out of the lineup all year and occasionally getting swapped for Jordan Simmons, who has a pretty deep injury history as well.