Pierre-Louis put on IR, Purifoy signed

A shoulder injury forced the Seahawks to place promising rookie outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on Injured Reserve. The team replaced him with an equally intriguing athlete, however, in former Indianapolis Colt defensive back and special teams ace Loucheiz Purifoy, who enjoyed his greatest success at the University of Florida under now-Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

The shoulder injury which kept Kevin Pierre-Louis sidelined the past two games was deemed serious enough that the Seahawks elected to place the rookie on Injured Reserve, ending his season.

While this is certainly disappointing news for KPL, who'd shown great speed and awareness in limited opportunity on defense and special teams, the Seahawks used the new open spot on the roster to sign an equally intriguing athlete in Loucheiz Purifoy.

Purifoy was placed on waivers this week by the Indianapolis Colts, who had signed the former cornerback out of Florida after he went undrafted last May.

Purifoy signed with the Gators as a highly regarded prep prospect and looked like a future star in Gainesville, flashing as a cornerback and gunner on special teams. He's has very quick feet, fluid change of direction and much better field speed than the 4.61 he was "officially" clocked at the Combine.

Unfortunately, while an exciting athlete, Purifoy wasn't the most consistent open-field tackler during his career. Despite losing his starting job as a junior, Purifoy brazenly elected to declare for the NFL after the season only to get passed up in the draft.

Purifoy could be seen as moldable clay by the Seahawks coaching staff, which, of course, is led on defense by Dan Quinn, the former defensive coordinator at Florida when Purifoy started 12 of 13 games and recorded a career-high 51 tackles, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks.

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