Seahawks decline to bring Demarcus Christmas off PUP

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The Seattle Seahawks declined to activate defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas off their physically unable to perform list on Wednesday upon the conclusion of his 21-day practice window.

While fourth-round pick Phil Haynes was brought back to the active roster on Tuesday, Christmas will spend the rest of the season on the reserve/PUP list.

Christmas, a seventh-round pick out of Florida State, was placed on the PUP list at the start of training camp due to a back injury that sidelined him for the entire preseason. While Haynes has a clear chance to factor into Seattle’s offensive line rotation at guard, a role for Christmas the rest of this season was less certain.

Christmas appeared in 44 career games at Florida State. He recorded 106 tackles with 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and 13 passes defended.