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Seahawks promoting WR Penny Hart to active roster

NFL: Indianapolis Colts-Training Camp Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have two people named Penny on the team but neither of them was on the active roster... until now.

While running back Rashaad Penny is going to be on the mend for a little while longer, the Seahawks are reportedly promoting wide receiver Penny Hart from the practice squad to the active roster as the team nears its 2020 debut against the Atlanta Falcons.

Seattle will need to make a corresponding move since they were already at the 53-man limit. We’ll update this post when someone is released or sent to injured reserve.

Hart originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in the 2019 season but was later waived with an injury settlement. The Seahawks swooped in and brought him on board the team’s practice squad in October, eventually giving him a reserve/futures contract.

At the moment, the Seahawks’ wide receiver group on the active roster consists of Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Phillip Dorsett, David Moore, John Ursua, Freddie Swain, and now Penny Hart. I have a feeling this means the Seahawks are about to drop one receiver from the active roster, as there’s no real need for seven.