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Official: RB James released, WR Hass signed to active roster

It's official. As first reported by Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian, Mike Hass has been signed off the Seahawks practice squad to the active roster. In order to make room for Hass, the team released veteran running back Edgerrin James.

The Seahawks also made another roster move, releasing safety C.J. Wallace and signing safety Jamar Adams off the practice roster.

The Seahawks needed to add a receiver with WR Ben Obomanu's oblique injury. Seahawks head coach Jim Mora told reporters on Monday that Obomanu would have the injury evaluated further.

Hass appears on an active roster for the second time in his career. The Oregon State product, in his fourth season in the league, spent the entire 2007 on the Chicago Bears' active roster but played in just one game.

Hass looked good during training camp, and does a nice job of working the seams of a zone defense. If he's active, Hass likely will be used as mostly a special teams player.

James struggled during his time with Seattle, rushing for 125 yards on 46 carries for a pedestrian 2.7 yards per carry. Players praised him as a good locker room influence, but on the field James looked a step slow, which is ironic because the team released T.J. Duckett and signed James for that very same reason.

James eclipsed Marcus Allen and moved to 10th on the league's all-time rushing list with 12,246 yards.

With James gone, a spot in the running back rotation has been opened up for Louis Rankin, who the team signed to the active roster last week to apparently protect him from being signed by another team.