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October 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Seahawks waive DB Steven Terrell, bring back DE Greg Scruggs

The Seahawks today essentially reversed the move they made on Saturday, waiving defensive back Steven Terrell and bringing back defensive lineman Greg Scruggs.

On Saturday, the Seahawks had waived Scruggs to activate Terrell off the practice squad to add depth in the secondary. Scruggs was not claimed on waivers and became a free agent and re-signed by Seattle today.

The move could indicate optimism that Tharold Simon will be able to return soon, possibly this week, and that the calf injury to Byron Maxwell also is not a big deal.

Terrell, listed as a safety, played 22 snaps against Dallas Sunday at cornerback after Maxwell left late in the second quarter. Maxwell’s absence forced Marcus Burley to play outside corner and had Terrell playing at nickelback.

But Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Simon will practice this week and could play Sunday at St. Louis. And the calf strain suffered by Maxwell won’t have him out as long as the high ankle sprain that was initially feared. Carroll did not give a time frame for Maxwell Monday but indications are it’s a short-term deal, at best.

DeShawn Shead can also play cornerback, if needed.

Terrell, meanwhile, could return to the practice squad if he is not signed by another team. Seattle still has a spot open on its practice squad.

Scruggs was not active for the first four games of the season but now returns to the 53-man after a weekend away.

 

 

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