The Seattle Seahawks made one roster move Tuesday involving their practice squad, releasing linebacker Eric Pinkins and signing cornerback George Farmer to take his place.
Pinkins was a sixth-round pick in 2014 as a defensive back out of San Diego State but was moved to linebacker last spring. He’s now free to sign with any other team. Pinkins has not appeared in any games with the Seahawks, missing much of last season with a foot injury.
Farmer is a former receiver at USC who went undrafted in 2015. After he had been waived by Dallas, the Seahawks signed him on Aug. 23. He was then waived in the cutdown from 90 to 75 on Aug. 31.
NFL teams can have 10 players on their practice squads and roster moves are involving the practice squad are common throughout the season.
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Seattle could be looking for some depth in the secondary with Steven Terrell having suffered a hip flexor injury in Sunday’s loss at Green Bay. Coach Pete Carroll did not say how long Terrell could be sidelined but did say it was the only injury of note that the team suffered against the Packers, indicating he could miss some time.
Interestingly enough, Farmer is featured on the NFL Network which debuts Tuesday night: