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Seahawks waive WR Penny Hart with Josh Gordon’s return now official

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, the Seahawks’ roster exemption for Josh Gordon ended, meaning he began to count toward Seattle’s 53-man roster. As a result, the team had to waive a player to make room on the active roster. That player was fellow wide receiver Penny Hart, who was waived by the Seahawks on Monday.

Though Seattle already has three wide receivers on their practice squad, in John Ursua, Aaron Fuller, and Cody Thompson, they would likely be interested in signing Hart to their practice squad if he makes it through waivers unclaimed.

In 11 games with the Seahawks this season, Hart has caught one pass for three yards, adding a 19-yard rush on an end around against the Jets. He originally signed with the team’s practice squad in October of last season.

While Gordon will only be able to begin practicing with the team this week, ahead of a possible debut on Sunday, it doesn’t sound like the short leadup will stop Seattle from working Gordon in right away.

It’s one in and one out for the Seahawks’ wide receiver room to begin the week, with Hart waived and Gordon officially returning.