Since joining the Seahawks practice squad in September, Jason Peters has made a strong impression on the team, both in terms of the leadership the veteran tackle has brought to the offensive line, as well as his game over the last three games in which he was elevated from the practice squad.
So it’s no surprise that Peters was placed on the 53-man roster on Saturday, clearing the way for him to play in Sunday’s game against the Rams. Peters was no longer eligible to be elevated to the practice squad for games, as players can only be elevated three times per season.
Tackle Jake Curhan was waived to make room for Peters on the roster. Additionally, safety Ty Okada, an undrafted rookie out of Montana State, was elevated to the practice squad.
Peters, who is in his 20th NFL season, joined the Seahawks after an opening game in which starting tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas both left the game injured. A nine-time Pro-Bowler and six-time All-Pro, and a member of the 2010s All-Decade team, Peters worked his way into shape early in the season, then was elevated from the practice squad in the last three games. , playing 98 snaps while splitting time with Stone Forsythe at right tackle, including 69 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in last week’s win over Washington.
“He just played a really good football game,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Peters’ play against the Commanders. “He did a really good job. It was obviously his best play for us, and that’s why we left him on. We planned to split time. We liked the way he moved, so we We kind of left him out there and ‘We’re happy to have him there at the end and down the stretch. There were concerns about his stamina, staying out there, as he hadn’t played much in the last couple of weeks. This week was a chance to see him go and he came out on top.”
Peters continued to impress his coaches and teammates with his ability to play such a physically demanding position at age 41.
“The obvious trait he shows is he has good feet and quickness,” Carroll said. “You would think as you get older you would lose that, but he has the ability to move and change direction and redirect and things that younger players don’t have. He’s a pretty special player.”
Curhan, who made the team as an undrafted rookie out of Cal in 2021, has appeared in 28 games over the past three seasons with nine starts, including four at right tackle this season, after replacing Lucas injured forward Forsythe, who played left tackle in place of Cross, was moved to the right side after Cross returned from his injury.
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