Tuesday the Seattle Seahawks officially moved wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to injured, meaning he will not see the field for the Hawks until at least after the Week 6 bye. Wednesday the team added two more members of the team to injured reserve, as well as promoted two players from the practice squad to the active roster.
Moving Bruce Irvin and Marquise Blair to injured reserve brings to a close what many had hoped to be fantastic 2020 seasons for each of them. In their place the Seahawks promoted cornerback Linden Stephens and defensive tackle Anthony Rush to the active roster from the practice squad.
The promotion of Stephens was, of course, reported by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network on Tuesday. Rush getting bumped up to the 53 man roster comes just days after he helped slow down Cam Newton and the New England Patriots using the new gameday elevation feature for practice squad players.
With Dorsett, Blair and Irvin all having moved to injured reserve, but only Rush and Stephens being promoted to the 53 man roster, the team will need to make one more move to fill out the roster. Whether that move involves the signing of a veteran pass rusher such as Clay Matthews, the poaching of a potential contributor from the practice squad of another team or simply sliding Kyle Fuller into the spot following his return from suspension remains to be seen. In any case, Field Gulls will work to keep readers updated however Pete Carroll and John Schneider decide to fill out the roster with just four days remaining until the Dallas Cowboys come to town for Week 4.