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Seahawks sign Ryan Neal, add Damarious Randall and Tim Williams to practice squad

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The Seahawks began Wednesday with two open spots on their 53-man roster and one vacant spot on their practice squad. One promotion and two signings has seen the practice squad full at 16 and one of the available roster spots taken.

Ryan Neal, who made the game-sealing interception in Week 3, was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, leaving Seattle with one open spot on the 53. With the two available practice squad spots, the Seahawks signed a pair of players who visited the club on Tuesday in defensive back Damarious Randall and EDGE Tim Williams. The team announced the moves on Wednesday morning.

Neal, who played in three games with Seattle down the stretch in 2019, is capable of playing all across the secondary and will be valuable while Jamal Adams, Lano Hill, and Quinton Dunbar nurse injuries.

With Neal off the practice squad, Randall is an obvious replacement as a veteran with similar experience starting at multiple positions. The former Brown could be a candidate to be elevated to the game day roster in Week 4, depending on the health of various players.

Like D’Andre Walker, who was waived on Tuesday, Williams is a worthwhile chance to take as a productive college player and a former third-round pick of the Ravens. Williams could fit in as a SAM in the Seahawks’ defense.

After Wednesday’s moves, Seattle has one roster spot left open on their 53.