BY SPNW Staff 11:52AM 09/13/2016

Seahawks re-sign QB Heaps to practice squad

The Seahawks have added a quarterback, but not one to sub for Russell Wilson Sunday. Jake Heaps, who spent all preseason with the Seahawks before being cut, was re-signed to the practice squad Tuesday.

That suggests that the Seahawks will keep Wilson, who sprained his right ankle Sunday in the 12-10 win over the Dolphins, out of practice this week but expect him to be ready to go in Los Angeles against the Rams.

Trevone Boykin, an undrafted rookie, will remain the backup and share some reps in practice with Heaps, the former star from Sammamish’s Skyline High School.

Heaps scored generally good marks as the No. 3 QB, completing eight of 19 passes in the preseason for 64 yards, but wasn’t considered much of threat to supplant Boykin.

Practice squad members can practice and travel with the team, but are not part of the 53-man roster, from which 46 are active on game days.




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  • jafabian

    Good investment by the Hawks. Give Jake a couple years and he could develop at least into a solid back up. Wish the Hawks did this for Keith Price.

    • Effzee

      They aren’t doing this “for” Heaps. NFL jobs aren’t given out as charity cases. If Price was good enough, he’d be on a roster somewhere.

      • jafabian

        I’m confused. At what point did I say this that the Hawks are doing this “for” Heaps?

        • Effzee

          You didn’t. You said you wish they’d do the same “for Price.” I’m saying that they don’t just hand these jobs out to do people favors. Or did you mean you wish they did this “with Price?” At any rate, if they saw that KP had the same potential as Heaps, they would have done the same for/with him by now. I kinda trust PC/JS. Price had his chance, and they didn’t think he was worth the investment.