As expected, the Seattle Seahawks made a couple roster moves on the team’s off day today.
The Seahawks had only three healthy receivers heading into this week, and made some moves to boost their depth at that position.
Seven-year veteran Ben Obomanu was placed on the season-ending injured reserve with a wrist injury that he suffered against Detroit. The Seahawks also released cornerback Danny Gorrer.
With the vacant roster spots, Seattle brought up receiver Jermaine Kearse and offensive lineman Mike Person from the practice squad.
Seattle then added receiver Phillip Bates to the team’s practice squad. Bates, a University of Ohio product, was with the Seahawks during training camp.
Kearse, a University of Washington and Lakes High of Tacoma product, had been playing well against Seattle’s No. 1 defense as a scout squad receiver during practices this season.
At 6-1 and 209 pounds, Kearse has the versatility to play both inside as a slot receiver and on the perimeter.
At 6-4 and 299 pounds, Person is listed as a tackle, but can play guard and center for the Seahawks.
Obomanu, who turned 29 today, has seven catches for 58 yards on the year. He finished second on the team in catches in 2011 with 37 for 436 yards and two touchdowns last season.