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Hawks place OL Withrow on IR, pick up S Ness

First reported by and later confirmed by team sources, the Seahawks have placed offensive lineman Cory Withrow on the injured reserve list and replaced him in the 75-man roster with S Nate Ness.

Withrow was signed just before training camp to add depth to the interior line, and played guard and center. Withrow was not expected to make the final, 53-man roster.

The move to pick up Ness is an interesting one. The thought was the Seahawks would add depth to the offensive line by bringing in another tackle because Walter Jones likely will be out for an extended period during the regular season. So perhaps the Seahawks feel a bit more confident that Jones will be back sooner rather than later.

Ness is an undrafted free agent who was cut by the New York Jets recently. You would think the team would be looking at picking up another corner, so the move makes you wonder about how comfortable they are with their depth at free safety.