Tuesday is, of course, the last day of the year for NFL teams to make trades, and ahead of the 4:00 p.m. New York deadline, the Seattle Seahawks made an addition to their wide reception hall. . However, the addition did not come via trade, as it was instead the signing of a free agent wide receiver to the practice squad, a veteran wide who can provide some depth while Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are recovering from their injuries.
For those unfamiliar with his background, Laquon Treadwell was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and during his NFL career he spent time with the Minnesota Vikings, the Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. Still just 27 years old, Treadwell recorded 104 receptions for 1,184 yards during his career, including 5 touchdowns.
Treadwell was released by the Cardinals on Saturday, ahead of their Week 8 loss to the Vikings.
UPDATE: It’s now official and not just a report anymore.
As noted in the press release, in order to make room on Treadwell’s practice squad, the Hawks released JJ Arcega-Whiteside, meaning neither JJAW nor Ugo Amadi are on the squad that acquired them in exchange in August.
. report Seahawks add Laquon Treadwell first round practice squad