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Seahawks poised to add two players after waiving B.J. Daniels, Rod Smith

The Seahawks on Tuesday waived wide receiver and former third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels, here playing against Oakland in the final preseason game in August.
The Seahawks on Tuesday waived wide receiver and former third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels, here playing against Oakland in the final preseason game in August. Staff photographer

The Seahawks are due to make two additions to the active roster after waiving two from it.

The league’s official transactions Tuesday showed Seattle waived wide receiver/former third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels and undrafted rookie running back Rod Smith.

Smith joined the 53-man roster on Saturday in time to play five snaps last weekend in his NFL debut at Cincinnati. He came off the practice squad because Marshawn Lynch was missing his second consecutive game with a strained hamstring and fellow runner Fred Jackson was coming off a high-ankle sprain.

Smith’s release is another signal Lynch will play Sunday against unbeaten Carolina; coach Pete Carroll expects Lynch to return to practice Thursday.

Daniels played one snap on special teams against the Bengals. The team asked the former University of South Florida QB to switch to wide receiver full time this past offseason. Seattle originally added him off waivers from San Francisco in October 2013.

One report says the Seahawks are going to fill one of the open roster spots with a well-traveled cornerback:

The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Butler was Pittsburgh’s fifth-round draft choice in 2010. He’s played on eight teams since then, the most recent one being Detroit.

Seattle put cornerback Tharold Simon on injured reserve last week because he was headed to surgery on a dislocated toe.

Tacoma’s Rob Rang reported Wednesday morning the Seahawks are adding Butler and promoting Nick Moody from their practice squad. Moody was an inside linebacker in San Francisco’s 3-4 defense before Seattle signed him last month.

Moody’s apparent addition could signal All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner’s pectoral muscle injury may be significant -- or it could just signal the Seahawks want linebacking depth. Coach Pete Carroll was due to speak to the media shortly after noon Wednesday.

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