Yesterday, news broke that the Seattle Seahawks had waived rookie Jameson Konz and claimed guard Gregg Peat from Indianapolis.
Minor roster adjustments in the grand scheme, but newsworthy nonetheless.
Konz, who was selected in the seventh round of this year’s draft, was already facing an uphill climb to achieve a roster spot. Following a nondescript career at Kent State, he caught the eye of several professional scouts when he turned in one of the best pro day workouts of any prospect in 2010.
An exceptional athlete who played tight end in college, Konz was expected to line up all over the field for the Seahawks.
A problematic hip injury, however, sidelined Konz before he ever had an opportunity to prove his worth. He was unable to participate in several practices and the hip injury is probably more serious than originally anticipated.
With Konz injured and waived, the team claimed guard Gregg Peat off waivers from Indianapolis. It is likely Peat’s tenure in Seattle will be short-lived, but there is a chance he might surprise some people in camp.
Peat played with new teammate Nick Reed in high school and played collegiate ball at Oregon State University. As an undrafted free agent, he recently signed with the Indianapolis Colts before joining the Seahawks via waivers.
Pete Carroll’s familiarity with former Pac-10 athletes could have led to interest when Peat became available; with Peat, the Seahawks have an NFL-high seven players out of Oregon universities and high schools on the roster.