Russell Wilson‘s ankle injury is not as bad as initially feared, but the Seahawks are still mindful of the fact that they may need additional depth if his condition worsens. With that in mind, the Seahawks are signing quarterback Jake Heaps to the practice squad, as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets.
Heaps, 25, signed on with Seattle in May. It looked as though Heaps would be the team’s third-string QB this season behind Wilson and Trevone Boykin, but he was cut loose prior to the 53-man deadline. Having just two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster is a gusty move and not having a QB on the practice squad either takes some serious onions. After Wilson tweaked his ankle in the season opener against the Dolphins, the Seahawks recognized that they need more of a safety net.
Heaps has never taken an NFL snap, but he could be called upon in the event that Wilson goes down and the team needs a No. 2 behind Boykin.
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