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December 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Seahawks sign WR Chris Matthews to fill open spot on roster

The Seahawks today signed receiver Chris Matthews to fill the opening on their 53-man roster for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.

It will be the first time this season the 6-5, 218-pounder who was signed in February from the Canadian Football League has been on the active roster.

He has been on and off the practice squad a few times this season, most recently re-signing on Nov. 18.

He becomes the 68th different player to be on the 53-man roster this season, the ninth receiver.

Seattle now has seven receivers on its 53-man roster for the Philadelphia game. With just three players who are big injury question marks, Matthews may not be part of the 46-man active roster for Sunday’s game.

But he will receiver an NFL game check for the week as opposed to a practice squad salary (so assuming 1/16th of the NFL rookie minimum of $420,000, or roughly $26,000, compared to the practice squad per-week minimum of $6,300).

The spot became open after the team on Monday waived defensive back Luchioz Purifoy after he failed a physical.

 

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