Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks activate LB Jordyn Brooks off PUP list less than 9 months after knee injury

The Seattle Seahawks activated linebacker Jordyn Brooks off the physically unable to perform list Tuesday, less than nine months after he suffered a major knee injury.

Brooks’ return instantly boosts Seattle’s linebacker group, which has already seen the return of Bobby Wagner and the addition of Devin Bush this offseason.

Brooks suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Jan. 1 in a game against the New York Jets. He had surgery later in January and, while getting back for the start of this season was the goal, it seemed a little optimistic that he’d be ready in time for the Sept. 10 season opener against the Los Angeles Rams.

But Seattle coach Pete Carroll has said throughout training camp that Brooks was on the verge of returning and just needed to get to the point where he was in football condition before being activated off the PUP list.

Brooks is entering his fourth season after being drafted in the first round by the Seahawks in 2020. He started 33 games the past two seasons and finished second in the league in tackles with 183 in 2021.