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Seahawks bringing Alex McGough back to practice squad

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The Seattle Seahawks have ridden the Let Russ Cook movement to the an offense averaging the most points per game in team history through the first twelve games of the season, but even given that fact they’re not standing pat when it comes to the quarterback position. Specifically, on Wednesday reports emerged that the team was set to sign 2018 seventh round pick Alex McGough to its practice squad.

McGough spent the 2018 season on the Seattle practice squad before departing to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent after the 2018 season. (Author’s note: Practice squads are dissolved at the end of the season, with all players on practice squad rosters becoming free agents the day after the team’s season ends.)

McGough returning means that the only member of the Seahawks 2018 draft class not on the active roster, PUP list or practice squad for Seattle is Jacob Martin, who of course was traded to the Houston Texans as part of the Jadeveon Clowney trade. Since departing Seattle McGough has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Texans, and at just 25 years of age could represent interesting competition at the backup quarterback spot heading into 2021.