Luani played primarily in a special teams role for the Seahawks last season, contributing nine tackles (seven solo) across 12 games. With Bradley McDougald firmly holding down starting free safety role, Luani will have to focus on remaining a key contributor on special teams in 2019.
Unless Luani suffers a setback during Saturday's practice, he'll be ready to go for Monday's game versus the Vikings. He works strictly in a special teams role and will try to add to his six tackles (five solo) in eight games.
Luani (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Luani was a mid-week addition to the Seahawks' injury report, with the quad issue first reported after he logged a full practice Wednesday. His absence for the Week 13 contest will be felt primarily on special teams, as the reserve safety has logged just three defensive snaps this season.
Luani (quadriceps) is officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Luani appears to have sustained a quadriceps injury during this week's practice, and is trending towards a Week 13 absence. The second-year safety has only played three defensive snaps this season, so his lack of availability would be unlikely to notably impact Seattle's secondary.
The Seahawks waived Luani on Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Luani was let go to free up a roster spot for wideout Keenan Reynolds, who was activated to provide depth while Doug Baldwin (knee) sits out. The 24-year-old made 18 tackles for the Raiders in 2017.