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Seahawks announce eight-man practice squad

Bryan Walters AP

The Seahawks were the first team in the NFL to lose a player off their practice squad this season when the 49ers signed 2013 fourth-round wide receiver Chris Harper before the Seahawks could even announce that he had agreed to join seven others in Seattle.

Life goes on, however, and the Seahawks announced eight players who have yet to find employment elsewhere in the NFL. All of them spent time with the Seahawks this summer before ultimately failing to make the team’s initial 53-man roster.

The players joining the practice squad in Seattle are defensive tackle Michael Brooks, tight end Cooper Helfet, linebacker Ty Powell, guard Ryan Seymour, defensive back DeShawn Shead, defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, center Jared Smith and wide receiver Bryan Walters (pictured).

Smith and Seymour were both seventh-round picks in April.

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14 Responses to “Seahawks announce eight-man practice squad”
  1. joey49er says: Sep 2, 2013 2:52 PM

    lol cris harper wont be on ur practice squad!!!u got to love harbaugh…..

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 2, 2013 3:05 PM

    Let’s not pretend as if Harper is some loss. He’s slow and can’t catch, and accomplished absolutely nothing since being drafted. He was thoroughly outplayed by Jermaine Kearse and Stephen Williams, who made big play after big play and seized their opportunity. The only thing of note Harper did was drop a wide open TD pass in the end zone on a blown coverage, and a couple of more drops that would have converted 3rd downs.

    Signing him only proves that the 49ers are desperate for Seattle’s scraps, because this scrub who couldn’t even beat out 2 UDFAs for a roster spot is worth keeping around in San Francisco. Then again, Fraudbaugh drafted AJ Jenkins in the 1st round and said Ricardo Lockette was special and knows nothing about WRs, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised.

  3. johnnyprc says: Sep 2, 2013 3:50 PM

    Harper couldn’t catch, and couldn’t get open. Some players don’t make a good transition to NFL, and from what we saw he was one of those guys. He probably should have accepted a practice squad position and built his abilities, but I am sure he thinks he is better than what he showed Seattle.

  4. trollhammer20 says: Sep 2, 2013 3:55 PM

    Cam Morrah. Ricardo Lockette. Charly Martin. Chris Harper.

    At least they’re being consistent.

  5. citynative says: Sep 2, 2013 4:00 PM

    “Signing him only proves that the 49ers are desperate for Seattle’s scraps”

    Brett Swain, Kentwan Balmer, Thomas Clayton, Phillip Adams, and Michael Robinson would disagree.

  6. lurch61 says: Sep 2, 2013 4:03 PM

    aaroncurryisbust says:
    Sep 2, 2013 3:05 PM

    hey seachick while spouting all your anti Harbaugh rhetoric lets NOT lose sight of a few facts historical AND recent:
    6 super bowl appearances to 1
    5 wins to NONE
    last two years NFC West champion

    all seahawks seem to hang on to was the meaningless win over the niners late in the season that did not change the standings. get over yourselves!

  7. thepftpoet says: Sep 2, 2013 4:11 PM

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    These players all take PEDs too

  8. mathomp3 says: Sep 2, 2013 4:33 PM

    Is it possible for a post about the Seahawks or the Niners to not result in a bitch fest on the comment boards from the opposing team’s fans? Grow up people.

  9. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 2, 2013 5:03 PM

    Michael Robinson? Really? No one’s ever accused Whiner fans of being smart, but you’ve outdone yourselves here. We turned Robinson into a Pro Bowler and got the best seasons of his career out of him.

  10. norcalsportsknowledge says: Sep 2, 2013 5:17 PM

    Niners are going to use Harper as a TE. They are going to try and mold him into a Delanie walker. This might make up for the loss of Marquis gray.

  11. citynative says: Sep 2, 2013 5:31 PM

    aaroncurryisbust says:

    Michael Robinson? Really? No one’s ever accused Whiner fans of being smart, but you’ve outdone yourselves here. We turned Robinson into a Pro Bowler and got the best seasons of his career out of him.
    – - – - – - – - – - – - – -
    By the way, who is we?

    Could “we” be Pete Carroll (former 49ers assistant & Bay Area native) who signed Robinson to eventually block for Marshawn Lynch (Bay Area native) at the request of then new assistant coach Jeff Ulbrich (former 49ers LB) who had played with Robinson in San Francisco?

  12. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 2, 2013 10:22 PM

    8 more aderall cases to the team. Loser of a team. Been around since the mid 70s and have done NOTHING.!!!!!!!! Come to D.C. anytime and I will show you 3 SB Trophies anytime.

  13. kidsidney says: Sep 3, 2013 1:22 PM

    LOL hearing Redskins and 49ers talking about glory days more than 10 or 20 years ago…
    The Seahawks have won five division titles since 2002, which is tied for fourth in the NFL since the league realigned that season. Here’s a look at the leaders in division titles, as well as playoff berths during that span, where the Seahawks also are tied for fourth:
    Team Division Titles
    Patriots 9
    Colts 7
    Packers 6
    Seahawks 5
    Chargers 5
    Eagles 5
    Steelers 5

    Team Playoff Berths
    Colts 10
    Patriots 9
    Packers 8
    Seahawks 7
    Eagles 7
    Steelers 7
    Ravens 7

  14. 4d9erdynasty says: Sep 3, 2013 5:17 PM

    Not to mention hiring of senior personnel advisor Scott Mccloughan. Lol @ kidsidney breaking down the playoff birth and division titles since 2002. After the niners were 1 of the top teams for 2 decades, they are back to being a top contender. On your breakdown you forgot to put how many SB seahawks have won. lets break it down by franchise and to make it fair we will do it when the seahawks came into the NFL in 1976.
    Playoff appearences
    seahawks 12
    niners 20

    division titles
    seahawks 7
    niners 16

    conference titles/super bowls
    seahawks 1/0
    niners 6/5

    nuff said

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