The Seattle Seahawks practice squad is still changing and it doesn’t look like Pete Carroll will remain satisfied for too long as we come closer to the conclusion of the 2017 season.
The Seahawks decided to swap out defensive tackles this past Tuesday and they also brought back one of their preseason players into the ranks. The team also recently re-signed tight end Steve Donatell and their offensive lineman Wilie Beavers onto the practice squad all the while releasing fullback/linebacker Kyle Coleman.
With Coleman’s release has proven that the Seahawks brought him on to fill in for the linebacker position during practice with Bobby Wagner, D.J. Alexander, and Michael Wilhoite all being absent for a portion of practice time last week. Now that Coleman is released, it looks like the Seahawks are now comfortable with the three players’ health.
This will be Coleman’s third release in just over a year.
Donatell will also return to Seattle after he gave them two catches for 17 yards during the preseason. It was difficult for Donatell to make his presence known, coming out undrafted from Western Kentucky, after Jimmy Graham, Luke Willson, and Nick Vannett locked down their own spots.
Eventually, he was released during the intense roster cuts in order to complete the Justin Coleman trade, although it looks like he would have been released either way.
Beavers is a 2016 fourth-round pick out of Western Michigan by the Minnesota Vikings. This will be his third team in a short two-season career. Although he wasn’t fortunate enough to make the official roster as a rookie, he was able to sign with the team’s practice squad and later made an appearance in two games for the Vikings last year.