The Seahawks announced that they have designated Ethan Pocic to return from injured reserve. The offensive lineman will aim to take the field for the first time since his back injury sidelined him.
Per league rules, the move will kickstart a two-week practice window for Pocic, who will be eligible to return in Week 15 against the Panthers. The move also means that the Seahawks cannot bring another player back from IR in 2019. The Seahawks used their other IR-DTR slot to bring Ed Dickson back into the fold last week, but the tight end quickly reverted to IR after his knee troubles re-emerged.
Pocic has served as a swiss army knife of an offensive lineman for the Seahawks, but he’ll likely be deployed at center to hold down the role previously filled by Justin Britt. Since Britt tore his ACL, Joey Hunt has been the starter, with Jordan Roos as his backup.
Pocic, a 2017 second-round pick, has started in 16 games as a pro. Between now and Week 15, the 9-2 Seahawks will have to keep fighting without him as they face the Vikings and Rams.
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