Hawks make roster moves

THE OLYMPIANNovember 9, 2011 

The Seattle Seahawks activated receiver Deon Butler from the physically unable to perform list, one of several moves the team made Monday.

To make room for Butler, the Seahawks placed rookie receiver Kris Durham on the season-ending injured reserve with a labrum issue. Durham, a fourth-round choice in this year’s draft by Seattle, was active for three games, finishing with three catches for 30 yards.

The Seahawks also released defensive tackle Al Woods and signed rookie seventh-round draft choice defensive lineman Pep Levingston off the practice squad to the active roster.

Seattle also cut offensive guard Paul Fanaika off the practice squad and brought back receiver Patrick Williams, who was with the team during training camp this year. Seattle still has one spot available on the practice squad.

Butler started training camp and the regular season on the PUP list, as he rehabbed from a compound fracture he suffered in the final minutes of the San Francisco game on Dec. 12 last year.

Butler finished second on the team in receptions with 36 for 385 yards and four touchdowns in 2010. One of the fastest players on the team, Butler gives Seattle someone who can consistently stretch the field on the perimeter.

Seattle now has six receivers on the roster.

Eric Williams eric.williams@thenewstribune.com

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