The Seattle Seahawks have signed rookie defensive end Derek Walker off their practice squad.
Originally signed by the Washington Redskins after not being selected in the 2009 NFL Draft, Walker (6-4, 271) joined the Seahawks a week before training camp began and had 7 tackles, 2 quarterback sacks, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery during the pre-season.
Walker replaces wide receiver Mike Hass, who was released one week after being signed to the active roster last Tuesday as insurance for Ben Obomanu, who suffered an oblique injury during the team's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
If Hass clears waivers, he is expected to be re-signed to the practice squad.
In other practice squad news, healthier bodies on the offensive line has led to the release of guard Brian De La Puente, who had spent the last six weeks on the practice squad. De La Puente had been acquired off waivers on 8/25, but was cut on 9/5 and shuffled off and on the practice squad.
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Seahawks Sign Derek Walker Off Practice Squad
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