The Seahawks are shaking up their roster after several injuries, forcing them to make changes as the Steelers head to Seattle on Sunday. After cutting Frank Clark and placing Jamal Adams and Dee Eskridge on injured reserve, the Seahawks were able to add three players to the roster to boost depth.
The first is tackle Jake Curhan, who can play inside, too. Curhan will help the depth behind Anthony Bradford at right guard, who is battling at elbow injury. Jason Peters, the backup at both spots, will miss this game with a foot injury and thus Curhan is a boost for the group.
Safety Ty Okada will come up from the practice squad to help replace the presence of Adams on the roster. A rookie out of Montana State, Okada has been on the team’s practice squad all season and was elevated to the active roster in November to help, now he is there once again.
They signed linebacker Patrick O’Connell out of Montana to the active roster. He played in one game this season against the 49ers, but will now have a chance to make an impact on a bigger scale. Like Okada, he was a rookie who was undrafted in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Cornerback Devon Witherspoon seems on track to play. While Carroll did list him as a game-time decision, Witherspoon has practiced all three days this week, and seemed to be more comfortable getting loose leading up to the Steelers game. If he can not play, Artie Burns would start. The Seahawks elevated former Dolphins and Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph from the practice squad, which could signal bad news for Witherspoon.
Lastly, the team is bringing up nose tackle Austin Faoliu from the practice squad. arroll ruled out Mario Edwards with a knee injury, even though he was listed as questionable, and it is expected that he will miss the game. The team will rely on Boye Mafe, Derick Hall, and others to step up. Faoliu will help the team on the interior, where Edwards has roamed a fair amount as well.