Seahawks release WR Walters, sign DT Brooks


Aug 6, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Brooks (70) at training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks released wide receiver Bryan Walters and signed defensive tackle Michael Brooks on Saturday, according to Seahawks Communications.

Brooks was a member of the practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Saturday.

Brooks, 22, is in his rookie year out of East Carolina. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 276 pounds, he was signed to the 53-man roster because of injuries to Red Bryant and Jordan Hill, neither of whom will play on Sunday against the Falcons.

According to Seahawks writer Clare Farnsworth, Brooks ” has the size to play for Hill in the rotation at the three-technique tackle spot, as well as for Bryant at the five-technique end spot.”

In order to make room for him on the active squad, the Seahawks released Walters, who was promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 12.

Without Walters, the Seahawks are down to four active wide receivers: Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette.