The Seahawks have re-signed former Skyline High star Jake Heaps to the team's 10-man practice squad.
In a move aimed at adding depth for practice but seeming to further indicate the Seahawks expect Russell Wilson to be fine for Sunday, the team has re-signed Jake Heaps to its practice squad.
Heaps, a former Skyline High star, was with the Seahawks during the preseason working as the third quarterback behind Wilson and Trevone Boykin but was waived in the cutdown to 53.
Wilson suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday’s game against Miami. But head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that Wilson intended to practice on Wednesday (the team is off on Tuesday) and play on Sunday at Los Angeles against the Rams.
However, the team is also likely to want to lessen Wilson’s workload in practice, so having another QB on hand in the presence of Heaps will help in that regard.
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“We’ll do a really good job of taking care of him through the week,” Carroll said on Monday of Wilson, meaning he is likely to be limited in practice, and giving more of the practice workload to Boykin and, now, Heaps.
NFL teams can have 10 players on a practice squad. Those players are not eligible to be part of the active 53-man roster but take part in meetings and practices and can travel to games. This year, practice squad players make a minimum of $6,900 per week (they can make more but most make the minimum).
Heaps was 8-19 for 64 yards in the preseason.