Every year, teams are forced to do a little bit of maneuvering over the course of roster cuts, including releasing and then re-signing players within just a couple of days. The Seahawks are no exception, having released fullback Nick Bellore on Saturday with the expectation of bringing him back. Now, they have done just that.
The team announced on Monday that second-year guard Phil Haynes was placed on injured reserve, opening up a roster spot for them to re-sign Bellore.
By going on injured reserve after cut down day has passed, Haynes will be eligible to be activated off I.R. and onto the active roster after eight weeks. Though Haynes had missed time during training camp, it is unclear what injury forced him onto I.R. this time. As a rookie, Haynes missed most of the season recovering from sports hernia surgery.
Seattle’s guard group is currently made up of Mike Iupati, Damien Lewis, and Jordan Simmons, with Jamarco Jones, Ethan Pocic and B.J. Finney also capable of filling in.
Bellore is headed into his second season with the Seahawks, after appearing in 14 games last season. Bellore played 295 snaps in 2019, with 266 coming on special teams.