Brian McIntyre is reporting that according to a league source the Seahawks will activate defensive back Josh Pinkard to the active roster this week. Pinkard is a USC product who played for Pete Carroll while with the Trojans and has endured three, major knee injuries during his college playing career, including last December, which is why the Seahawks placed him on the reserve/non football injury list to begin the season.
UPDATE: The Seahawks confirmed that these moves today.
But Pinkard became eligible to come off the list after Seattle’s sixth game of the year and has been practicing both at cornerback and safety. At 6-1, 215 pounds, the Seahawks like his size and versatility.
In order to make room, the Seahawks reportedly released offensive tackle Breno Giacomini and quarterback Zac Robinson. Both players were signed to the active roster on Saturday because of depth concerns at their positions. If both clear waivers they will likely be added back to the practice squad.
The move to release Robinson is a good sign that starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will be cleared to resume practice this week.