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Seahawks Promote DE Branden Jackson, Waive LB Justin March-Lillard

The Seattle Seahawks announced Saturday that they’ve promoted DE Branden Jackson from their practice squad to the active roster and waived LB Justin March-Lillard to make room for him.

Jackson, 24, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech back in May of last year. Oakland decided to make him one of their final roster cuts but signed him to their practice squad after clearing waivers.

The Raiders eventually promoted him to their active roster but, once again, made him one of their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason.

Seattle signed him to their practice squad last month.

In 2016, Jackson appeared in three games for the Raiders and recorded one tackle.

During his four-year college career, Jackson recorded 135 total tackles, 22.5 tackles-for-loss, nine sacks, seven passes defended, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

March-Lillard, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.585 million contract with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Akron back in 2015. He has managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years in the NFL but was waived by the Chiefs coming out of the preseason.

The Dolphins later claimed him off of waivers before cutting him loose a few weeks ago. March-Lillard was claimed off of waivers by the Seahawks.

March-Lillard stands to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2017 season.

In 2017, March-Lillard has appeared in two games and record one tackle for the Dolphins.