Shaquem Griffin is back for the Seahawks
Several weeks after being cut from the Seattle Seahawks, linebacker Shaquem Griffin was brought back by the team and slotted in the active roster. The team made the decision ahead of their Week 3 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys.
The former UCF product previously didn’t make the Seahawks roster out of training camp this summer and was relegated into the team’s practice squad. Ever since being drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, he has primarily played alongside his twin brother Shaquill Griffin who also serves as a linebacker for the Seahawks.
Shaquem Griffin generated 16 tackles and three quarterback hits in 32 regular-season games the past two seasons. Third-year defensive back Ryan Neal was also promoted to the main roster alongside the linebacker.
The Seahawks decided to add new bodies to their lineup after the team’s defensive line was depleted with a handful of injuries. Outside linebacker Bruce Irvin recently went down with a hip flexor injury while safety Marquise Blair is already out for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.
In addition, cornerback Quinton Dunbar who is also nursing a knee injury along with special teams captain Neiko Thorpe who sustained a hip injury are both questionable for their Week 3 game.
Seattle’s 12th man is raring to see if Shaquem Griffin will be able to make an impact for the Seahawks as he makes his return to the field. The team will have their hands full as they put their undefeated record on the line against a dangerous Cowboys side on September 27.