The Seahawks waived WR Deshon Foxx Thursday night and re-signed linebacker Alex Singleton, a move that adds depth at linebacker with Kevin Pierre-Louis having suffered a shoulder strain this week.
On the eve of Seattle’s preseason opener against Denver, the Seahawks have made a roster move, announcing tonight they have waived receiver Deshon Foxx and re-signed linebacker Alex Singleton, a rookie who was released last week.
Singleton was with the team earlier in camp and likely is being brought back to increase the numbers at linebacker in the wake of a shoulder strain suffered by Kevin Pierre-Louis that appears likely to hold him out against the Broncos.
“He does have a little bit of a lack of strength in a couple of directions in his shoulder so we’re going to take care of him,” coach Pete Carroll said earlier today of Pierre-Louis.
Carroll said the injury is not related to an injury Pierre-Louis suffered last season, saying it is to the other shoulder. Pierre-Louis played just seven games last season before a shoulder injury ended his season.
Pierre-Louis apparently suffered the injury earlier this week and did not practice on Wednesday.
Seattle now has 11 linebackers on its roster, all but Pierre-Louis apparently available for the opener against the Broncos. Singleton had been playing weakside linebacker with the Seahawks before his release, the same position he played at Montana State. Singleton was released when the team signed linebacker Dakory Johnson.
Seattle had 11 receivers before the release of Foxx, so will now have 10 for the game against the Broncos. That number includes Paul Richardson, who is on the PUP list, meaning the Seahawks will have nine healthy receivers —Kevin Smith, who had been out recently with a groin issue returned the last few days.
Foxx was an undrafted free agent from UConn who was signed after participating in the rookie mini-camp as a tryout player.
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