With two cautious closures precluded for Sunday’s diversion against the Rams, the Seahawks included profundity at that spot, advancing Branden Jackson off of their training squad. Linebacker Justin March-Lillard was deferred to make room on the 53-man list.
Jackson, 25, joined Seattle’s training squad a month ago in the wake of spending the preseason and preparing camp with the Oakland Raiders. Jackson, who is 6-foot-4, 273 pounds, came into the association as an undrafted free specialist out of Texas Tech in 2016. In the wake of spending a large portion of his newbie season on the Raiders’ training squad, Jackson earned a late-season advancement to the dynamic program, showing up in three recreations and recording one handle.
Jackson gives Seattle help on a protective line that is without Cliff Avril, who is managing a neck stinger, and Quinton Jefferson, who broke his hand Wednesday only two days after re-marking with the group that drafted him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft. Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll said Friday that Jefferson will require surgery and is likely out no less than a month.