According to a league source, the Seattle Seahawks have activated undrafted rookie cornerback Josh Pinkard from the "Reserve/Non-Football Injury" list.
Pinkard (6-1, 214) started at cornerback and both safety spots during an injury-plagued career at USC, where he played for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Pinkard tore the ACL in his left knee for the second time last December. (Pinkard tore the ACL in his right knee in 2006.)
Invited but unable to workout at the 2010 Scouting Combine, Pinkard's 19 reps on the bench press during his Pro Day would have tied him former USC teammate Kevin Thomas for third-most among cornerbacks in Indianapolis.
Signed to a three-year deal as an undrafted free agent in April, Pinkard resumed practicing on October 20, opening a three-week window for the Seahawks to either add him to the 53-man roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve.
Offensive tackle Breno Giacomini and quarterback Zac Robinson, signed to the active roster on Saturday, have been placed on waivers, leaving an open spot on the team's 53-man roster.
If Giacomini and Robinson clear waivers, they are expected to be re-signed to the practice squad, which currently has two vacancies.