The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that cornerback Ron Parker has been placed on the injured reserve with an Achilles injury.
The 24-year-old rookie out of Newberry College was claimed off waivers (Raiders) by Seattle on Oct. 24 and played in two games on special teams. Earlier this year Parker played in three games for the Raiders on special teams before joining Seattle.
With the vacant spot on the active roster, the Seahawks are expected to sign rookie receiver Richardo Lockette off the practice squad. At 6-2, 211 pounds, the 25-year-old rookie out of Fort Valley State showed promise and explosiveness during training camp and in the preseason, finishing with one reception for 16 yards in three games.
With Lockette on board, the Seahawks now have six receivers on the active roster.
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The Seahawks also released defensive end Keith Darbut out of Division III Baldwin-Wallace College from the practice squad, who Seattle signed last week. Seattle added defensive end John Graves in his place, a 6-foot-3, 286-pound defensive end out of Virginia Tech. Graves was released during final roster cuts by Houston in September at the end of training camp.