Farmer signed a futures contract with the Seahawks on Monday, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Farmer spent time with Seattle during the regular season and was used primarily as a third-down back in the two games he saw live action. However, he was ousted the first week of December in order to supply fullback help when the team's starter went down. He'll enter the offseason buried on the depth chart.
The Seahawks needed Farmer's roster spot to add fullback Marcel Reece because Will Tukuafu is in the concussion protocol and likely won't play this week. Reece can also catch passes, which made Farmer, the third-down back the last two games, expendable. Farmer could be brought back at some point.
Farmer was used as the third-down back Sunday against the Panthers for the second week in a row but only totaled one yard on one carry.
Farmer didn't catch his only target. Farmer likely won't contribute much, but he could continue to see playing time as the third-down back. He played 17 snaps in Week 12 and nine in Week 13. Troymaine Pope is the backup to Thomas Rawls. Alex Collins was inactive Sunday.
Farmer was signed to the Seahawks' active roster Wednesday.
Farmer landed on injured reserve prior to the start of the regular season but was later released with an injury settlement, only to be signed to the Seahawks' practice squad earlier this month. A former college receiver, Farmer could contribute in the passing game with C.J. Prosise (shoulder) sidelined.
Farmer suffered an ankle injury in practice, but the severity of his situation remains clouded. However, Seattle currently employs a stable of capable tailbacks, and his absence is unlikely to have a significant impact on the team.
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