German linebacker Aaron Donkor has been allocated to the Seattle Seahawks via the NFL’s International Player Pathway Program.
Donkor is one of four international players who will remain on an NFL practice squad throughout 2021, with the chance to earn a spot on a roster. The other three players also join NFC West clubs: offensive lineman Alfredo Gutierrez of Mexico heads to the 49ers, offensive lineman Max Pircher of Italy to the Rams and tight end Bernhard Seikovits of Austria to the Cardinals.
Here’s the scouting report the NFL press release included on Donkor:
A native of Germany, played with the German Football League’s Dusseldorf Panthers in 2016. In 2017, joined the New Mexico Military Institute. Saw action in 12 games over two seasons and accumulated 32 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumbles. Transferred to Arkansas State for his remaining eligibility and posted 25 tackles during the 2019 season.
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) May 4, 2021
“You’re our newest linebacker, man, how ’bout that?” coach Pete Carroll told Donkor on a video, per the Seahawks site. “We’re fired up to add you to our team… We’re expecting you to play linebacker, we’re going to feature you on special teams; we want you to be a big factor there too. The more you can do is obviously the old NFL way, so let’s make sure you take advantage of that.
“Welcome to the Seahawks.”