Seahawks practice squad signings include Shaquem Griffin, 2020 pick Stephen Sullivan
The Seahawks set their practice squad on Sunday, a day after cutting their roster down to 53, by signing 14 players.
Headlining the list are third-year linebacker Shaquem Griffin and 2020 seventh-round pick Stephen Sullivan, a wide receiver/tight end.
Griffin, who is the twin brother of Seahawks Pro Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin, found himself off Seattle’s active roster for the first time since he was drafted by the team in 2018. He had to clear waivers after being waived Saturday to be eligible to be signed by the Seahawks.
The Seahawks traded back into the draft in April after making all of their initial picks to take Sullivan, a LSU product, in the final round. He was the only 2020 Seahawks draft pick not to make the initial 53-man roster.
Seattle also made an additional move Sunday, claiming outside linebacker D’Andre Walker off waivers from the Tennessee Titans. To make room for Walker, the Seahawks waived cornerback Linden Stephens, who was one of the surprises to make the roster on Saturday. Walker was a fifth-round pick in 2019 but has yet to make his NFL debut after spending all of last season on injured reserve. An interesting note: Not long after waiving Walker, the Titans signed free-agent pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, who… well, after last season and especially this offseason you know who he is.
Here’s the full list of the practice squad signings as announced Sunday:
• Tommy Champion, OT
• Danny Etling, QB
• Aaron Fuller, WR
• Shaquem Griffin, LB
• Penny Hart, WR
• Gavin Heslop, DB
• Cedrick Lattimore, DT
• Lance Lenoir, WR
• Tyler Mabry, TE
• Ryan Neal, DB
• Jayson Stanley, DB
• Stephen Sullivan, WR
• Cody Thompson, WR
• Chad Wheeler, T
Conspicuous by his absence is Anthony Gordon, the former WSU quarterback who spent training camp with the Seahawks after signing as an undrafted free agent. Seattle decided to sign Danny Etling, leaving Gordon available in free agency after clearing waivers.