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Seahawks add nose tackle Garrison Smith, lose RB Troymaine Pope

The Seattle Seahawks have added nose tackle Garrison Smith through waivers.

Smith (6-foot-1, 300 pounds) had 15 tackles and a pair of sacks in the preseason with the San Francisco 49ers. He originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

The Georgia product adds depth to the Seahawks' defensive line. The team placed Jordan Hill on injured reserve, and veteran nose tackle Sealver Siliga has been banged up.

To make room on the 53-man roster, the Seahawks waived defensive tackle Justin Hamilton.

Meanwhile, two Seahawks got claimed by other teams. Cornerback Marcus Burley caught on with the Cleveland Browns, and the New York Jets added running back Troymaine Pope. Pope was looking at a factory job a few weeks ago, but he had an excellent preseason and became a fan favorite.

Pope could have been an option for the Seahawks' practice squad, but instead he'll get a chance on the Jets' 53-man roster.