The Seattle Seahawks formally announced on Tuesday that the NFC West franchise has placed both cornerback Richard Sherman and running back C.J. Prosise on injured reserve. With space on the active roster, the team has officially signed cornerback Byron Maxwell and running back Mike Davis.
Sherman ruptured his Achilles during Thursday evening’s win over the rival Arizona Cardinals. In his absence, the Seahawks went with Jeremy Lane for the rest of the game. Sherman, a four-time Pro Bowler, will end his 2017-18 campaign with 35 total tackles and two interceptions.
That’ll pave the way for the return of Maxwell, who spent time as a member of the Seahawks from 2011-12 to 2014-15. During the 2015 free agency period, the 29-year-old defensive back hit pay dirt with the Philadelphia Eagles en route to signing a six-year, $63 million deal in his first home outside of Seattle.
Nearly a full calendar year later, Maxwell was shipped to the Miami Dolphins. However, Maxwell was then released by the AFC East club in late October.
Prosise took three carries in the win over Arizona before leaving in the third quarter with a sprained ankle. The second-year tailback out of Notre Dame has received minimal work in a limited amount of time this season, taking 11 carries for 23 yards. As a rookie, Prosise posted 172 yards on 30 carries and one touchdown along with 208 yards on 17 receptions.
Davis is former fourth-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers out of South Carolina. He was claimed by the Seahawks this past May and was relegated to the practice squad prior to the regular season. He has 108 yards and one touchdown on the ground to coincide with his 10 career catches for 63 yards.