The Seahawks Thursday placed defensive end Jason Jones on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo from the practice squad to the active roster. Seattle also signed wide receiver Bryan Walters to the practice squad to take Fangupo’s place.
Jones signed with Seattle March 21 as an unrestricted free agent and played in 12 games (no starts) collecting 11 tackles (eight solo), three sacks, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Jones was a key part of Seattle’s D-line depth and his absence will be a blow Sunday against San Francisco.
Selected by the Tennessee Titans in the second round (54th overall) of the 2008 NFL draft, Jones has played in 61 games with 31 starts, with 190 tackles (111 solo), 18.5 sacks, 20 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
The Seahawks signed Fangupo to their practice squad Sept. 11 after he had spent time in the spring with the Houston Texans.
Walters, who attended Juanita High School in Kirkland, played in four games with three catches for 27 yards with the San Diego Chargers in 2011. He was released this past training camp by the Minnesota Vikings.
The Seahawks (9-5) play their second-to-last game of the regular season Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers (10-3-1) at CenturyLink Field.