Eight Named to Seahawks' Practice Squad

The Seahawks have named the maximum eight players to their practice squad.

First released on the team's official site, the list is as follows:

RB Marquis Weeks
WR Kendrick Starling 
TE Calen Powell
G Doug Nienhuis
C Thatcher Szalay
DE Quinn Dorsey
LB Cornelius Wortham
CB B.J. Tucker        
     
Wortham was one of Seattle's two seventh-round picks in 2005 - Nienhuis was the other. Tucker excelled in NFL Europe and showed playmaking ability at times during the Seahawks' preseason. Weeks was an undrafted free agent who was pushed out of final cuts by the special teams ability of waiver-wire pickup Josh Scobey. Powell was another undrafted acquisition by Seattle.


The NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that any player under contract as a practice squad player is free to negotiate and sign a contract with any other team at any time during the season. Teams are free to negotiate and sign practice squad players without draft choice compensation or rights of first refusal of any kind, except that a player shall not be permitted to sign a contract with another team to serve as a practice squad player while under contract as a practice squad player. The minimum salary for a practice squad player for the 2005 season is $4,700 per week, including postseason weeks as applicable.


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