The Seahawks Tuesday released QB/WR B.J. Daniels in order to make room on the 53-man roster for RB Bryce Brown, waived by the Buffalo Bills in mid-September. Seattle made the move after RB Thomas Rawls had a calf contusion in the 20-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, making his status questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Brown, 24, joins his fourth NFL team. Last year, he appeared in seven games for the Bills and rushed 36 times for 126 yards. Brown spent his first two seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles after attending Kansas State. His best pro season was his rookie campaign in 2012, when he rushed 115 times for 564 yards and four touchdowns over 16 games.
Brown was drafted by the Eagles in the seventh round (229th overall) in the 2012 draft.
Coach Pete Carroll said the club could activate wide WR Paul Richardson off the PUP list to the 53-man roster Sunday. He has returned full speed to practice Monday after an eight-month rehab from surgery. Richardson, Seattle’s top pick (second round) in 2014, has been sidelined since he tore the ACL in his left knee in a January playoff game.
Carroll Monday said Rawls, who did not have a carry after the third quarter, might be ready Sunday.
“He has a chance to be ready for the week,” Carroll said. “We’ll have to wait and see. It’ll probably be Thursday before we can try him.”
The 26-year-old Daniels, who has one catch for 12 yards, could be moved to the practice squad if he clears waivers, as he did after he was cut two weeks ago when the Seahawks made an emergency hire of a defensive back. Daniels in Monday’s practice was taking reps as the backup QB after Tarvaris Jackson was excused to attend the birth of a child.
The Seahawks (3-4) play at Dallas, losers of of four in a row, Sunday.