Pete Carroll confirmed that the Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Kellen Davis. In order to bring Davis on the roster, the Seahawks released linebacker Allen Bradford.
Davis will wear No. 87.
The Seahawks also brought back defensive end Ty Powell and offensive lineman Ryan Seymour to the practice squad, and let go of offensive lineman Jared Smith and defensive tackle Michael Brooks.
Carroll said that rookie tight end Luke Willson got banged up against Carolina, but is expected to practice today. So Davis provides some depth at tight end.
“It just made us aware that we’ve got to have another guy,” Carroll said. “So he (Willson) should be okay, but we just wanted to get some insurance there.”
Carroll said that Brandon Browner will run again today, and try to practice on Thursday after missing last week with a hamstring injury. Carroll is hopeful that Browner can play on Sunday.
“It looks like he’s got real chance to make it back,” Carroll said. “So we’ll see. We’re going to try and do it right, and not push it too soon. Tomorrow is going to be a big day for us to understand more, and then we’ll go all the way until Friday to see how he responds to Thursday.”
San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh discussed his team’s reasoning for signing former Seahawks fourth round draft pick Chris Harper off of Seattle’s practice squad to his team’s active roster.
“We liked him coming out, as did obviously other people,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a smart kid. He works very hard. He’s a strong catcher. We have high hopes for him.”
And San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick chalked up his team’s struggles against the Seahawks last December to an overall poor performance.
“I think we just had a bad game,” Kaepernick said. “We didn’t perform in any phase of that game.”
Kaepernick also said the crowd noise did not play a role in how his team performed on offense
“I think our efficiency in the huddle was more of a factor in the crowd,” he said.