BY SPNW Staff 04:07PM 10/21/2014

Seahawks swap out emergency tight ends

Seeking to bolster their depth at the position with Zach Miller and Luke Willson ailing, the Seahawks Tuesday claimed TE Brett Brackett off waivers from the Tennessee Titans. The Seahawks (3-3) also waived TE RaShaun Allen and signed LB L.J. Fort to their practice squad.

Brackett, a New Jersey native who played his college football at Penn State, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Since then, he has spent time with practice squads of Jacksonville  (2011-12), Philadelphia (2011), Arizona (2014) and thr Titans (2014).

The 6-foot-5, 251-pound Brackett played in two games for Tennessee without making a catch.

Allen had 14 snaps in the 28-26 loss at St. Louis Sunday. Fort went undrafted out of Northern Iowa in 2012.

The Seahawks have yet to make a move to replace FB Derrick Coleman, who broke his foot in warmups Sunday and his out six weeks. That may mean that Robert Turbin, normally a running back, will again play fullback, with Christine Michael getting the job of spelling Marshawn Lynch.

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that two injured cornerbacks, Byron Maxwell and Tharold Simon have a chance to play Sunday when the Seahawks travel to Carolina to play the Panthers at 10 a.m. (CBS).



  • rosetta_stoned

    Kickoff is 10 a.m. on FOX.

    It’s on CBS. :)

  • jafabian

    I know the Hawks are big on bringing in either young players or player familar with their plays but I saw the Patriots released 10 year vet Ben Hartsock. Dustin Keller is available as well though I think he might be rehabbing.