Seahawks put Damontre Moore on IR, add 2 running backs
The Seahawks have placed backup defensive end Damontre Moore on Injured Reserve, one of four roster moves the team made Tuesday. The other three involved running backs as Seattle waived Kelvin Taylor, claimed J.D. McKissic off waivers from Atlanta and signed Terrence Magee off Cleveland’s practice squad.
Moore missed three of the last four games with a foot injury. His status with the team was in question after he was arrested over the weekend on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. King County jail records show he was booked early Saturday and released on bond that afternoon.
“He is going to be IR-ed. His foot is not recovered. The other stuff we don’t know enough details about,” coach Pete Carroll said, referring to Moore’s arrest. “The physical thing took over here so he’ll go on today.”
Moore played in four games with the Seahawks after he was signed last month as a reinforcement for their defensive line, which was without Michael Bennett for five games because of a knee injury.
Taylor was signed last week and was inactive Thursday night against Los Angeles.
McKissic, an undrafted rookie, was waived Monday by the Falcons. He was a wide receiver in college and with Atlanta, but Seattle will use him as a running back. He becomes the 10th different tailback to spend time with the Seahawks this season, a big number that more than anything reflects all the injuries Seattle has dealt with at that position.
Magee is among those 10. The second-year running back joins Seattle for the second time this season. He gained 12 yards on three carries in Week 3 against the 49ers, his only game with Seattle, and was waived the following week. The Browns signed Magee to their practice squad in October.
Also among those 10 is C.J. Prosise, who has been out for the last month due to a broken scapula. The Seahawks have kept him on their 53-man roster in the hope that he may be able to return for the playoffs. Carroll said Tuesday that’s still a possibility after Prosise’s latest evaluation.
“The update I have for you is that he’s pretty solid, he’s doing well,” Carroll said. “We’re getting some good feedback, he’s doing a lot of movement stuff now. His rehab is getting real serious now. He’s four weeks now into it, so a couple weeks from now there’s a chance that he’s in pretty good shape. He’s got to work really hard these next two weeks to get back in conditioning because there’s a good part of this, the first three weeks, where he couldn’t run. He’s having to catch up now, so we’ll see what happens. We’re hopeful. That’s why we’ve kept him on and all that. We’ll see what happens.”
Carroll said punter Jon Ryan has not been cleared yet to return after suffering a concussion Thursday night. Asked if he anticipates having to sign another punter, Carroll said: “No, I don’t, but we’re ready.”
Carroll said Michael Bennett is doing alright after hurting his neck Thursday night.
“He’s participating in walk through today and we’ll take care of him during the week, make sure he’s good and ready to play,” Carroll said. “We’ll know more after he gets on the practice field today and the next couple days.”