Emmanuel Ellerbee

Seahawks OT George Fant Signs RFA Tender

Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant has signed his second-round restricted free agent tender, while defensive end Quinton Jefferson has signed his original round RFA tender, according to the NFL’s transaction wire.

A collegiate basketball player with only one year of NCAA football experience (which came as a tight end), Fant went undrafted in 2016 but still managed to start 10 games during his rookie campaign in Seattle. A torn ACL cost Fant the 2017 season, but he rebounded to appear in all 16 games and play 35% of the Seahawks’ offensive snaps in 2018.

Fant, who will now collect a $3.095MM base salary next year, graded out well in 2018, with Pro Football Focus ranking him as the No. 26 offensive tackle among 80 qualifiers. While he won’t be locked in as a starter heading into next season, Fant could compete with former fist-round pick Germain Ifedi for playing time at right tackle.

In addition to Fant and Jefferson, the Seahawks have also re-signed the following exclusive rights free agents:

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RFA/ERFA Tender Decisions: 3/13/19

Here is the latest news involving restricted free agents and exclusive-rights free agents, with updates coming throughout the day:

ERFA

Tendered:

Non-tendered:

RFA

Tendered at second-round level: 

Tendered at original-round level:

Non-tendered: 

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/12/18

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Buffalo Bills 

Green Bay Packers

Los Angeles Rams

  • Signed: OL Jamil Demby (from Lions practice squad)

Miami Dolphins

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Washington Redskins

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 12/5/18

Today’s practice squad moves:

Cleveland Browns

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Signed: CB Horace Richardson

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Signed: WR Justice Liggins

Miami Dolphins

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks To Activate Mychal Kendricks

Mychal Kendricks‘ suspension is over, and he is back on the Seahawks’ active roster. The team activated the embattled linebacker on Monday, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times tweets.

The Seahawks waived linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee to make room on the 53-man roster. Kendricks played in three games for the Seahawks earlier this season before serving an eight-game suspension.

Having pleaded guilty to federal insider trading charges, on which he is awaiting sentencing in January, Kendricks stands to return to game action Sunday. He registered two sacks and 15 tackles for the Seahawks during his brief game stint in September. The former Eagles starter (and brief Browns employee) made two starts with Seattle.

When Kendricks was suspended, the Seahawks were viewed as a rebuilding team that was not especially likely to return to the playoffs. Now, Kendricks will stand to help a team that is contenting for its sixth postseason berth in seven years.

However, the outside linebacker faces between 30 and 37 months in prison at the January 24 sentencing. So, it’s quite possible these upcoming Seahawks games will be the last of the 28-year-old defender’s career.

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Seahawks To Send C.J. Prosise To IR

A C.J. Prosise IR trip will indeed occur for the Seahawks, who made the decision to send the third-year running back to the season-ending injured list Saturday, per the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta (on Twitter).

The Seahawks will promote linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee from their practice squad to take Prosise’s place.

Mentioned as an IR candidate earlier this week, Prosise has been unable to stay healthy for much of his NFL career. And he hasn’t made much of an impact in Seattle since his rookie season. This year, Prosise played in five games, accumulating just one carry and three receptions. Chris Carson, Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny have each leapfrogged the former Notre Dame dual-threat performer on the depth chart.

Chosen in the 2016 third round, Prosise briefly held the role of Seahawks passing-down back. But injuries have prevented Prosise from building on that fleeting promise. Seattle brass pondered moving him to wide receiver earlier this year. One season remains on Prosise’s rookie contract, and it stands to reason he won’t have an easy path to next season’s Seattle roster.

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NFL Practice Squad Updates: 11/7/18

Today’s practice squad moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Cleveland Browns

Detroit Lions

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

  • Signed: WR Quadree Henderson

New York Jets

  • Signed: RB De’Angelo Henderson

Seattle Seahawks

  • Signed: LB Emmanuel Ellerbee

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/6/18

Today’s minor moves:

Los Angeles Rams

New York Giants

New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/22/18

Today’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/20/18

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Denver Broncos

  • Signed off Jets’ practice squad: C Nico Falah
  • Placed on IR: G Ronald Leary

Los Angeles Chargers

New York Jets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers