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August 24, 2021 09:16 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks placed Ursua (knee) on injured reserve Monday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Ursua suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's preseason contest against the Broncos, so his placement on IR doesn't come as any sort of surprise. The sophomore wide receiver will set his sights on making a recovery for 2022.

August 24, 2021 12:16 AM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Diagnosed with torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua tore his ACL during Saturday's preseason contest against the Broncos, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Ursua was carted off the field and it was feared the injury was serious. He took to social media Sunday to confirm he had torn his ACL and would be out for the season. He was subsequently placed on injured reserve, per John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. As a rookie in 2020, Ursua recorded one reception on his lone target for 11 yards.

August 22, 2021 12:32 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Suffers major knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua sustained a major knee injury during Saturday's preseason contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

As was initially feared after he was taken off the field on a cart, Ursua has suffered a possible season-ending injury. It is still unclear if his current injury is related to the issue he suffered during OTAs this offseason.

August 21, 2021 11:20 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Ruled out with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua exited Saturday's preseason game against Denver with a knee injury and has been ruled out from returning, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Ursua was taken off on a cart, so the injury has the potential to be serious. However, there has been no official diagnosis to this point. Ursua suffered a knee injury during OTAs earlier this offseason, though it's unclear if the issues are related.

August 15, 2021 02:24 AM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Modest role in preseason loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua (knee) secured his only target for minus-1 yard in the Seahawks' 20-7 preseason loss to the Raiders on Saturday night.

The 2019 seventh-round pick had suffered a knee injury in OTAs, but he's been participating in training camp and at least got on the stat sheet for the preseason opener, albeit in the most modest of fashion. Ursua is undoubtedly on the roster bubble with the likes of Freddie Swain, D'Wayne Eskridge (toe) and Penny Hart (ankle) ahead of him, and his numbers Saturday night didn't exactly make the strongest case for him.

June 19, 2021 01:20 AM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Tweaks knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua was sidelined at OTAs on Thursday after tweaking his knee, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Coach Pete Carroll indicated the injury is not significant, so it looks like the team is just erring on the side of caution. Ursua has spent his first two seasons with Seattle, but primarily worked on the practice squad. He will look to earn a bigger role during training camp in 2021.

January 14, 2021 08:28 AM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Inks future deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua signed a futures contract with the Seahawks Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Ursua has bounced back and forth from the Seahawks' active roster throughout the 2020 season, and spent his rookie season in Seattle as well. While the receiver hasn't take the field since the 2019 campaign, he might get the chance in the upcoming season.

September 9, 2020 06:28 PM
John Ursua: Nabs practice squad spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks signed Ursua to the practice squad Wednesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Ursua was waived by Seattle on Tuesday, and the team opted to keep the 2019 seventh-round pick around on the practice squad after he went unclaimed. Across three appearances with the Seahawks as a rookie, Ursua logged one catch for 11 yards on his only target.

September 8, 2020 06:44 PM
John Ursua: Cut loose by Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks waived Ursua (leg) on Tuesday, Brady Henderson of reports.

Ursua was waived without an injury designation, indicating that he's fully recovered from the leg issue that hampered him during training camp. Seattle activated Penny Hart from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

September 1, 2020 08:48 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Back at practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Ursua missed a full week of practice, and while we don't know what capacity he practiced in, it's a good sign for his Week 1 availability. There's a slight chance he doesn't make the 53-man roster in 2020 after the Seahawks signed Paul Richardson, so Ursua will look to finish camp strong to lock down his spot.

August 25, 2020 09:12 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Exits practice with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua left Tuesday's practice early with a leg injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

There aren't any available details on the nature of Ursua's injury, but he joins Phillip Dorsett (foot) and David Moore (ankle) as injured Seahawks' receivers. Ursua still stands a good chance to make the 53-man roster again this season, but he isn't expected to play much barring an injury to Dorsett or Tyler Lockett.

August 12, 2020 07:36 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Ready to rejoin team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua (illness) recorded a second straight negative COVID-19 test and will rejoin the Seahawks on Tuesday, Christian Shimabuku of KHON 2 reports.

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Ursua's positive test Sunday was a false positive per Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, so the second-year receiver will return to the team facilities. Ursua worked in a depth role last year, logging just 11 offensive snaps, and he's battling for a similar job this year. The 5-foot-9, 182-pound receiver has a prototypical slot frame, so he won't have much fantasy value barring an injury to Tyler Lockett.

August 9, 2020 05:20 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Goes to COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks placed Ursua (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Ursua is the first Seahawk to land on the list, which means either he tested positive for the virus or had recent exposure to someone who did. As a rookie seventh-rounder last year, he played 11 offensive snaps in three games, catching his only target for 11 yards in the process. If Ursua makes the regular-season roster, he'll likely be no higher than fifth on the wide receiver depth chart.

January 15, 2020 10:52 AM
Seahawks' John Ursua: One catch in rookie year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua played four games, including one playoff contest, during the 2019 season and caught an 11-yard pass on his only target.

The rookie didn't play an offensive snap until Week 15, and he received his lone target on the final drive of the regular season. He caught the pass for a gain of 11 yards but was stopped inches from the goal line, and the Seahawks weren't able to punch it in to win the NFC West. It's a positive sign that Russell Wilson trusted Ursua in such a meaningful situation, but it doesn't mean much for his value going forward. Ursua's one of three receivers -- Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf being the others -- that are under contract for the 2020 season, but the Seahawks still hold rights to David Moore and Malik Turner as well. They could add more weapons for Wilson in the draft or free agency as well. Ursua projects to be a depth receiver again next year.

December 30, 2019 10:20 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: First NFL catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua made an 11-yard reception in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers.

Ursua has been a healthy scratch for most of the season, but Josh Gordon's suspension combined with Malik Turner (concussion) being inactive afforded the rookie seventh-round pick some tread in the season finale. The Hawaii product was quiet until the final drive, when he caught a fourth-down pass from Russell Wilson and was stopped inches from the goal line. Ursua's usage is limited when the receiving corps is healthy, but it's worth noting that Wilson trusted the inexperienced wideout with the NFC West on the line.

October 3, 2019 07:12 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Healthy scratch Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ursua (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Rams.

Ursua joins fellow rookie wideout Gary Jennings as a healthy scratch Week 5. With Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Jaron Brown, David Moore and Malik Turner all healthy, Ursua simply doesn't factor into Seattle's plans on offense.

September 16, 2019 11:00 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Little usage in NFL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 afforded him his NFL debut before Gary Jennings, who was picked in the fourth round of the same draft.

September 8, 2019 02:44 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Inactive versus Bengals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 2, 2019 12:52 PM
Seahawks' John Ursua: Makes 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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