Report: Seahawks sign Sealver Siliga, place Garrison Smith on IR
Seattle Seahawks will re-sign DT Sealver Siliga and place DT Garrison Smith on Injured Reserve, per their agent David Canter.
A somewhat-mysterious injury will cause an unexpected reunion for the Seattle Seahawks.
According to their agent David Canter, the Seahawks will place defensive tackle Garrison Smith on Injured Reserve and re-sign defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, as a result. Canter represents both players.
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Not a lot is known about Smith's injury. He appeared on the injury report for the first time on Friday with an oblique injury; although he did participate in practice fully. He was listed as questionable against the Falcons but did play 19 snaps in the 26-24 win. At this time, it's unclear if that injury landed him on Injured Reserve.
Smith was claimed off waivers during final cuts after being released by the division rival, San Francisco 49ers. He appeared in three games and made five tackles in that span. His season effectively ends barring being released via injury settlement.
The Seahawks do still have the option to pull a single player back from IR but will almost certainly use that on starting outside linebacker Michael Morgan.
Meanwhile, Siliga returns to Seattle after being waived from Injured Reserve a week before the season. In the offseason, he signed a $1.4 million contract to fill the departing Brandon Mebane's role; however a calf injury right before training camp ended his tenure with the organization short.
Now, he has a second chance with the organization.
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