Seahawks sign former Husky Kasen Williams from practice squad, place Anthony McCoy on IR

Dec 26, 2015, 1:53 PM | Updated: 1:56 pm
Wide receiver Kasen Williams was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad on Sunday. (AP)...
Wide receiver Kasen Williams was signed to the Seahawks' practice squad on Sunday. (AP)
(AP)

The Seahawks have signed former Husky Kasen Williams off their practice squad and placed tight end Anthony McCoy on season-ending injured reserve.

The team made the announcement Saturday, a day after listing starting wide receiver Doug Baldwin as questionable for Sunday’s game against St. Louis. That left Seattle with only three healthy wide receivers – Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett and Kevin Smith – so Williams gives the Seahawks needed depth.

McCoy did not play last week because of an ankle injury he sustained the week before in Baltimore, which was his only game for the Seahawks this season. Seattle re-signed McCoy earlier this month when Jimmy Graham’s season-ending knee injury created a need at tight end. With McCoy out of the picture, Chase Coffman becomes Seattle’s third tight end behind Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet.

Williams is the latest Washington product to get a shot with the Seahawks after going undrafted then spending time on the practice squad. Kearse was promoted midway through his rookie season in 2012 and has since become a starter. Smith, who went undrafted in 2014, was promoted in November and has since been Seattle’s fourth receiver. He would presumably be the third receiver if Baldwin can’t play Sunday.

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