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Seahawks promote Robert Nkemdiche to 53 man roster

Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

Sunday the Seattle Seahawks dropped their Week 3 game to the Minnesota Vikings 30-17 after having held a ten point lead during the second quarter. In the loss to the Vikings, defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, who was elevated from the practice squad for the second consecutive week, logged the second largest number of snaps in the position group, behind only Poona Ford.

With Nkemdiche having already used both of the available practice squad elevations for the 2021 season, the only way for him to take the field for the Seahawks over the remainder of the year would involve a promotion to the 53 man roster. It appears as though Seattle fans can prepare to see more of Nkemdiche on Sundays in the coming weeks, as that promotion has now become official.

In order to make room for Nkemdiche on the 53 man roster, Seattle released third quarterback Jake Luton, who had yet to be active for the Hawks in a game so far this season. Luton is likely to find himself added to the practice squad in the coming days, assuming he clears waivers, where he’ll join Jace Sternberger who was also officially signed to the practice squad. In order to open up spots on the practice squad the Seahawks released Connor Wedington, Michael Jacobson and De’Quan Hampton.