Seahawks promote receiver Kasen Williams from practice squad

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The Seattle Seahawks promoted wide receiver Kasen Williams to their active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

With only four receivers on the active roster and Doug Baldwin questionable due to a hamstring injury, the Seahawks were in need of additional depth. Baldwin practiced on Friday and is expected to be able to play.

Williams has spent the entire season on the practice squad after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in June. He was released during final cuts after training camp and re-signed to the practice squad in September.

Williams caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in four preseason games for Seattle.

The receiving corps of the Seahawks now consists of four undrafted free agents with three of those having played their college ball at Washington (Williams, Jermaine Kearse, Kevin Smith).

To clear a roster spot, the Seahawks placed tight end Anthony McCoy on injured reserve.

McCoy appeared in just one game for Seattle after being re-signed earlier this month. McCoy suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Baltimore Ravens and was inactive last week against the Cleveland Browns.

14 responses to “Seahawks promote receiver Kasen Williams from practice squad

  1. He may surprise a few people. Amazing talent coming out of high, school one of the highest rated in the country if I’m not mistaken but it never really clicked at Washington 100%.

    He has all the tools to be a great receiver he just needs an opportunity.

  2. Yeah a lot of Seahawks players wouldn’t have even made your team’s practice squad. Doug Baldwin for instance…

    That is why the Seahawks are the seahawks…champions and hungry for more.

  3. phantomgremlin says:
    Dec 26, 2015 6:50 PM
    Wait. Three of the Seahawks’ receivers played college ball with the Redskins? Is that possible? Is an NFL team running a University as a side business?

    Thinking you knew…but he is referring to the University of Washington.

  4. ariani1985 says:
    Dec 26, 2015 8:08 PM
    This cat wouldn’t even make my favorite teams practice squad.

    I know. That’s why the Seahawks contend for championships, and the Vikings can only aim for wild card spots.

  5. “u of washington is about a mile from Century Link” I think it’s a little bit farther than that, or at least it seems like it. I used to live on Capitol Hill which was a mile or two from Qwest Field/downtown, and the U district was quite a bit further from there (not an easily walkable distance). Still, point taken

  6. “Wait. Three of the Seahawks’ receivers played college ball with the Redskins? Is that possible? Is an NFL team running a University as a side business?”

    Up until recently, the head coach of the Washington Huskies, (a college team in Seattle), was Steve Sarkisian, a long time assistant under Pete Carroll while at USC. Not surprising that the two would stay connected……….

    All three of the former Huskies are good receivers, the Seahawks are becoming a farm team for the rest of the NFL, look at the corner backs around the league that started in Seattle. They continue to develop players off their practice squad.

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