Seattle Seahawks Place Safety on Injured Reserve

The Seattle Seahawks will be without one of their intriguing cogs in the secondary for at least four weeks. The team placed safety Josh Jones on injured reserve today with a hamstring injury.

Jones was limited to five special teams snaps in the Seahawks' Week 13 27-23 win over the Los Angeles Rams. His defensive snaps have diminished in recent weeks; after playing 245 snaps across the first four games of the season, he played 140 over the last eight.

Jones stint on IR should open up playing time for recently acquired safety Johnathan Abram. The Seahawks claimed Abram off of waivers following his brief time with the Green Bay Packers. The former first-round pick was cut by the Raiders earlier this season after 33 underwhelming starts.

Jones joined the Seahawks midseason in 2021 following six games with the Indianapolis Colts. He has bounced around the league since initially being drafted 61st overall by the Green Bay Packers. A big-bodied safety with explosive athleticism, Jones provides an intriguing skillset that should continue to earn him looks on special teams and in a rotational role.

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