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Seahawks elevate Jake Luton, Phillip Dorsett from practice squad

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars OTA Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks made two depth moves in anticipation of the Sunday Night Football clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers and both moves were quite obviously going to be made.

Now that Geno Smith is slated to be the starter for the next few weeks, the Seahawks have elevated Jake Luton off of the practice squad to be the backup quarterback against the Steelers.

Luton, a second-year quarterback from Oregon State, spent last season and training camp this year with the Jacksonville Jaguars before being waived at final roster cuts and claimed by Seattle. The Seahawks kept Luton on the 53 man roster for three weeks before waiving him on September 28 and adding him to the practice squad once he had cleared waivers.

In addition the team also elevated Phillip Dorsett for the second straight week to play a depth role behind Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Freddie Swain, and Penny Hart. Dorsett was elevated in Week 6 as a fifth receiver after Dee Eskridge moved to injured reserve and the team was out of practice squad elevations for Cody Thompson. Dorsett spent the entirety of the 2020 season on the IR for the Seahawks. Dorsett had no production last week and should not expect much of a role this week either.