Seattle claims DT Garrison Smith off waivers from 49ers

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have claimed defensive tackle Garrison Smith off waivers.

Seattle made the move on Sunday, according to the NFL transaction report. The team did not announce a corresponding move to get Smith on to the 53-man roster.

Smith spent the preseason with San Francisco and played well for the 49ers with 15 tackles and four sacks. He was on the 49ers' practice squad but has not appeared in a regular-season game in his two years in the league.

Seattle's initial 53-man roster Saturday listed four defensive tackles.

The Seahawks also had four players clear waivers and revert to injured reserve: defensive tackle Jordan Hill, linebacker Eric Pinkins, offensive lineman Terry Poole and tight end Joe Sommers.

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