Seahawks promote Branden Jackson from practice squad, waive Justin March-Lillard

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The Seahawks had to go to Plan B this week for an extra hand at defensive end for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Seattle signed Quinton Jefferson off the Rams’ practice squad on Monday to add depth to the position with Cliff Avril set to miss this week’s game with a neck injury. That plan was derailed on Wednesday when the former fifth-round pick broke his hand during a pass rush drill in his first practice back in Seattle.

Jefferson will need surgery and is expected to be unable to play for four weeks.

Instead, the Seahawks had to promote Branden Jackson from their practice squad on Saturday to give them the extra option they needed at defensive end in Los Angeles. Jackson appeared in three games with the Oakland Raiders last season, recording just one tackle.

To make room for Jackson, the Seahawks waived linebacker Justin March-Lillard.

March-Lillard played in last week for Seattle against the Indianapolis Colts after being claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.

Additionally, cornerback Jeremy Lane (groin) and running back C.J. Prosise have been downgraded from doubtful to out for Sunday’s game against the Rams.

2 responses to “Seahawks promote Branden Jackson from practice squad, waive Justin March-Lillard

  1. They can try to get all the Rams D line secrets from Jefferson, but it wont help their poor O-line play.

  2. Locosu – Um Jefferson was drafted by tg the seahawks. Broke his hand the first day and is either going on IR or will be retained. He was injured alot last year but looked good. He played exactly 0 snaps for the rams this year.

    The seahawks are better than the lambs the rams defense has always given them fits but their offense is pathetic against the seahawks. Now it seems their offense is doing great but the scheme change on defense may very well backfire and allow the hawks to pass all over them.

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