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Seahawks release Elijah Benton off practice squad

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The Seattle Seahawks made a roster move on Tuesday afternoon, releasing defensive back Elijah Benton off the practice squad. Benton was strictly on the practice squad for Seattle and did not play in a game for the Hawks this season. Benton played in one NFL game for the Cleveland Browns in 2020. He played safety for two years in college at Liberty where he recorded 161 tackles, nine pass breakups and two interceptions in his career.

Following the release of Benton, Seattle now has an open spot on the practice squad. As the team normally does, it hosted several players for workouts, though it is not yet known if one of the players who worked out for the team will be signed to fill the open spot on the practice squad prior to the team taking the field for practice on Wednesday.

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