The Seahawks placed fullback Tre Madden on Injured Reserve Tuesday morning with a calf injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to Washington. Linebacker Josh Forrest was promoted from the practice squad to take his roster spot.
Seattle also signed offensive tackle Isaiah Battle to its practice squad. Battle was released last week by the Seahawks to make room for fellow tackle Duane Brown after cornerback Jeremy Lane failed a physical after initially being traded to the Houston Texans for Brown and was returned to the Seahawks. The teams instead worked out a different deal for Brown that involved the exchange of draft picks.
Madden, 24, has appeared in all eight of Seattle’s games this season after winning the fullback job out of training camp. His biggest highlight of the season was a 66-yard reception – his first career NFL catch – against Houston in Week 8. He has also been a key special teams player, with his six tackles ranking second on the team.
Forrest, 25, was a 2016 sixth-round draft pick and spent his rookie season with the Los Angeles Rams. He landed on Injured Reserve last November after making nine tackles and a pass defensed in 10 games (four starts) with the Rams. He was waived/injured by Los Angeles and later released, then signed to Seattle’s practice squad last month.