The Seattle Seahawks already thin depth on the offensive line got a little thinner on Tuesday, with the news that Ethan Pocic has been placed on the injured reserve.
The team promoted Kyle Fuller from the practice squad to take his place on the active roster.
Pocic had a promising preseason with Seattle, and looked ready to take on a valuable role as a versatile reserve lineman before a neck injury put him on the injured reserve after just two games.
Pocic eventually returned from IR and played in Week 15 and Week 16, before sitting out last week with the same neck injury, which eventually caused Seattle to put him back on injured reserve.
Fuller has played in 11 NFL games, including two starts with the Texans in 2017. He has been on Seattle’s practice squad all season. With experience at guard and center, Fuller is a nice replacement for Pocic, and will be used in a reserve role on Sunday against Philadelphia.
Smith is a big-bodied receiver who was on Baltimore’s practice squad earlier this year. The forme Louisville product is added depth following injuries to both Jaron Brown and Malik Turner that leave Seattle thin on receivers.