The Seattle Seahawks have engaged in some unique gamesmanship before their divisional clash with the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday. The Seahawks have signed quarterback Brett Rypien to their practice squad, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Rypien started for the Rams last Sunday before getting waived earlier this week. His knowledge of the Los Angeles playbook could be helpful when the two NFC West clubs face off in Week 11. The Seahawks host the Washington Commanders this weekend, while the Rams will enjoy a Bye Week.
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Brett Rypien saw action with the Los Angeles Rams this year after starting quarterback Matthew Stafford injured his thumb in Week 8. However, he struggled mightily in both games, going 18-of-38 for 172 yards and no scores against one interception. Rypien spent the entirety of the preseason with the Rams, playing in three games and throwing for 92 yards on 23 pass attempts.
Rypien played for the Denver Broncos during his first three NFL seasons, tossing four touchdowns to eight picks in three starts. The Boise State product owns a poor 59.5 quarterback rating in his four-year NFL career. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.
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Rypien will slide behind quarterbacks Geno Smith and Drew Lock on the depth chart. Smith has thrown nine touchdowns to seven picks in eight games, but his starting gig remains secure. Meanwhile, Lock is in their second year as the backup to Smith.
Rypien will not only be an added depth piece but could provide the Seattle Seahawks with some insight before their Week 11 battle with the Los Angeles Rams. The signal-caller spent months working with head coach Sean McVay and the Rams offense. He could provide Seattle with playcalling tendencies.