BRADY HENDERSON

Seahawks promote Kasen Williams from practice squad, put Tyler Lockett on IR

Dec 27, 2016, 1:55 PM | Updated: 1:57 pm
Kasen Williams finished his rookie season on Seattle's 53-man roster but didn't make the team out o...
Kasen Williams finished his rookie season on Seattle's 53-man roster but didn't make the team out of training camp this year. (AP)
(AP)

The Seahawks had an open roster spot with wide receiver Tyler Lockett heading to Injured Reserve after breaking his leg over the weekend. They used it on another receiver, signing former Husky Kasen Williams from their practice squad. The team announced the moves Tuesday.

It’s another late-season call-up for Williams, 24, who joined Seattle last year after going undrafted out of Washington. He played in the Seahawks’ final two regular-season games – catching one pass for 8 yards – and in both of their playoff games. He was slowed by a hamstring injury during much of the summer and didn’t make the team out of training camp.

Williams joins the back end of a wide receiver corps that remains five-deep. Jermaine Kearse will likely reclaim the No. 2 spot behind Doug Baldwin while Paul Richardson and Tanner McEvoy figure to get more opportunities, which may not leave many for Williams. Whether or not he’s active on game day will depend largely on how much Seattle feels he can contribute on special teams.

Lockett, meanwhile, posted a Snapchat video on Tuesday to thank fans for their support in the wake of his injury. Coach Pete Carroll said he’s expected to be back in time for the start of next season.

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