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November 28, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Seahawks place LB Kevin Pierre-Louis on IR, claim DB Loucheiz Purifoy from Colts

The Seahawks made a change to their 53-man roster Friday, placing rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on Injured Reserve and claiming cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy off waivers from the Colts.

Pierre-Louis suffered a shoulder injury against the Chiefs on Nov. 16 and coach Pete Carroll had hinted that he might be headed to IR.

A fourth-round pick out of Boston College last May, he will end his rookie season with 10 tackles in seven games.

As for Purifoy, he provided cornerback depth and also was said to be a standout special teams player for the Colts. But he was surprisingly released on Thursday, with some thought that off-field issues helped contribute (all of which is detailed here).

Interestingly, he made the Colts’ roster as an undrafted free agent out of Florida ahead of Marcus Burley, who Indianapolis then dealt to Seattle. The Seahawks now have both players, again competing for playing time in the secondary.

Purifoy gives Seattle six cornerbacks. But Jeremy Lane was inactive against the 49ers with a gluteus injury and also earlier missed eight games with a groin injury, and later was limited in practice due to soreness in the groin. So Seattle may have wanted another corner to add some depth there just in case, especially leading into a game against a Philadelphia team that ranks fifth in the NFL in passing at 286 per game.

 

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