Seahawks sign recently waived QB

Brett Rypien, not claimed on waivers, joins the Seattle Seahawks on a practice squad deal after his release from the Rams.

Rypien reunites with former Broncos QB mate, Drew Lock, in the Seahawks' quarterback room alongside Geno Smith.

Rypien had a Week 9 start for the Rams but struggled against the Green Bay Packers, leading to the team signing Carson Wentz during their bye week.

Instead of demoting Rypien, the Rams chose to release him following his challenging performance, making room for Wentz as backup to Matthew Stafford.

Rypien and Lock arrived in Denver in 2019 and represented constants in the Broncos' QB room until 2021.

Rypien had a challenging start against the Packers, completing 46.4% of passes and contributing two lost fumbles and an interception.

The Seahawks, previously without a designated third-string quarterback, bring in Rypien to fill this role.

Rypien joined the Rams in May after the Broncos traded Lock to the Seahawks for Russell Wilson.

 In the previous season, Rypien averaged 5.5 yards per attempt, starting twice for the Broncos and contributing to a late-season win over the Cardinals.

The Seahawks had worked with rookie UDFA Holton Ahlers but did not designate him as an emergency third QB. Now, Rypien steps into this role after three weeks without a designated third-string quarterback.

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