Seven-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney had three sacks during his time with the Seahawks but was waived Tuesday.
The Seahawks promoted wide receiver David Moore from their practice squad to take Freeney's spot.
"We had to make roster stuff happen,” Pete Carroll, the Seahawks head coach, said. “We got some injuries and some things we had to deal with. It is a spot where we have some guys that have played that spot. We're a little bit deeper there. We hated to do it, but we had to do something and that’s what happened."
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The Detroit Lions claimed Freeney off waivers Wednesday.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said that Moore has really developed and improved every day.
"He's a guy that can run really well,” said Wilson. “He's strong, a strong player, he has strong hands, can catch the ball, can catch anything you throw to him, so that's a big pickup for us to bring him on board and let him play ball."
And as the Seahawks look ahead to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, left guard Luke Joeckel practiced Wednesday for the first time since having left-knee surgery.
"If Luke comes back to play, then we look pretty strong on that left side with experience and background. That’s just kind of how I hope, you know, we could see it here before the end of the season and we have a chance to continue to get better."
And after Blair Walsh missed a 52-yard field goal that would have sent Monday night's game against Atlanta into overtime, Carroll was asked if there are any concerns with Walsh moving forward.
"No, he's our guy,” said Carroll.
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