Ursua didn't receive a target in Sunday's 28-26 win over the Steelers.
The rookie seventh-round pick played just two offensive snaps. Ursua was extremely productive in college with 89 catches for 1,343 yards and 16 touchdowns in his final season at Hawaii, but he'll likely stay in a depth role with the Seahawks since Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and David Moore (shoulder) have firm grasps on starter jobs. However, Ursua shows promise, and the Seahawks gave him his NFL debut before Gary Jennings, who was picked in the fourth round of the same draft.
Ursua (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bengals.
Ursua had a strong preseason, but the Seahawks are healthy scratching two of their rookie receivers (fourth-round pick Gary Jennings being the other). That leaves just four active wideouts on the Seahawks: Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Jaron Brown and Malik Turner. This further signals the Seahawks' commitment to establishing the run, but it also may mean that Ursua and Jennings just need more development.
Ursua made the Seahawks' initial 53-man roster, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
The rookie seventh-round pick was a strong receiving threat in the preseason, hauling in four of six targets for 100 yards, which was good for second on the team. Ursua's place on the roster wasn't questioned on cut-down day, and he's projected ahead of rookie fourth-round pick Gary Jennings on the depth chart. Although Ursua's not a burner, he has strong athletic numbers, including a 37-inch vertical, and he was highly productive at The University of Hawaii with 1,343 yards and 16 touchdowns in his senior season. With D.K. Metcalf (knee) and David Moore (shoulder) on the mend, Ursua could be called upon to make an immediate impact in Seattle's offense Week 1 versus the Bengals. He's a value play in DFS if Metcalf and Moore indeed sit out.
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