BY SPNW Staff 04:31PM 09/04/2017

QB Boykin named to Seahawks practice squad

The Seahawks named 10 players to their practice squad, including quarterback Trevone Boykin, who was part of Saturday’s cutdown from 90 to 53 players.

Trevone Boykin was among the Seahawks’ 10 players on their practice squad. / Zimbio.com

The Seahawks Monday announced a 10-player practice squad that includes eight who spent training camp with the team, most notably quarterback Trevone Boykin, who was beaten out as Russell Wilson’s backup by Austin Davis after serving in that role all of last season.

Also on the practice squad: RB Mike Davis, WR Cyril Grayson, C Joey Hunt, WR David Moore, DT Garrison Smith, TE Tyrone Swoopes and CB Mike Tyson. All were waived Saturday in the mandatory cutdown from 90 to 53 players.

In addition, the Seahawks added LB Austin Calitro, an undrafted rookie out of Villanova, and OT Jarron Jones, an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame, to the practice squad.

Boykin and Hunt both spent all of last season on Seattle’s roster. Tyson (sixth round) and Moore (seventh round) were 2017 draft picks.

Grayson and Swoopes both signed with Seattle this year as undrafted free agents. Grayson was a track standout at LSU who hadn’t played football since high school. Swoopes was a quarterback at Texas who was making the switch to tight end in his first NFL camp.

Both Davis and Smith have regular-season experience, Davis playing 14 games with the San Francisco 49ers over the past two seasons, and Smith playing three with Seattle last year.

Calitro initially signed with the New York Jets following the draft, then signed with San Francisco during training camp. Jones played defensive tackle at Notre Dame, but after signing with the New York Giants, he was converted to offensive tackle. Both were waived Saturday as part of their teams’ roster cuts.

The Seahawks play their first regular-season game Sunday at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers.


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