The Seahawks have not confirmed this, but Seattle reportedly has added wide receiver Samie Parker to the roster with the spot opened up by Rob Sims' season-ending injury.
Parker worked out this week for Seattle with a group of wide receivers, including recent signee Billy McMullen.
A U. of Oregon product, Parker was a fourth round draft choice by Kansas City in 2004 and played there from 2004 to 2007.
Parker was signed by Denver during the offseason this year but released before training camp, reportedly because he didn't fit well into the West Coast offense. He went to training camp with Carolina but was released so the team could get down to its final roster limit.
Parker is a speedster who ran track for the Ducks, and caught a career-high 41 receptions for Kansas City in 2006.
Parker, 27, caught 110 passes for 1,529 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons with Kansas City.
Parker could also return kicks, but he doesn't have great hands so I don't see him returning punts for Seattle.
With the prospects thinned at punt returner don't be surprised to see Courtney Taylor back fielding punts, or perhaps Logan Payne or Marcus Trufant.
Coach Mike Holmgren will talk at noon today, and we'll also get a chance to talk to San Francisco coach Mike Nolan and quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan today. I'll have more updates after those press conferences.