On Tuesday, the Seahawks took the risk of losing former seventh-round pick John Ursua to another team by waiving him in order to make room for Penny Hart, who was promoted from the practice squad earlier in the day. Though Seattle would presumably be interested in keeping Ursua with the team on the practice squad, there was no guarantee.
Now, they have done just that. Just a short while after the league’s transaction wire showed Ursua cleared waivers and became a free agent, the team announced they had signed the wideout to their practice squad.
In addition to Ursua, defensive tackle Anthony Rush was officially announced as a practice squad signing. Rush’s addition was reported on Sunday but the hulking defensive tackle had to go through COVID-19 testing protocol.
With Ursua and Rush’s signings made official, the team’s practice squad is once again full at 16. Two of the 16 players can be promoted to the Seahawks’ game day roster for Week 1 without going through waivers.