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Seahawks make practice squad move, add Christmas in September

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Minicamp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

With the New England Patriots set to come to town for a Week 2 matchup, the Seattle Seahawks made a change to their practice squad Thursday. The swap of moves comes as the team played the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 without the benefit of Phillip Dorsett, who was kept inactive to rest a foot issue that bothered him through training camp.

It appears Dorsett may be likely to play against his former team Sunday, as the practice squad move involved Seattle releasing a wide receiver.

Lance Lenoir, primarily a slot receiver signed near the end of training camp with Dorsett and John Ursua nursing minor injuries has been released. The addition of Demarcus Christmas to the practice squad helps to address the lack of depth on the interior of the defensive line, as the team has just three defensive tackles on the roster in Jarran Reed, Poona Ford and Bryan Mone.

Obviously players like L.J. Collier and Rasheem Green reduce down inside to play defensive tackle in passing situations, but depth among run stuffing defensive tackles could prove necessary against a Patriots team that is well known for attacking an opponent’s weakest spots. Between the offensive line of the Pats, 2018 first round running back Sony Michel and the addition of Cam Newton at quarterback, it won’t be a surprise to see the Pats challenge the Hawks with the ground game.

In any case, with just three days until the Seahawks and Patriots face off on Sunday Night Football, Field Gulls will be here to update readers with roster and injury news between now and the game.