The Seahawks cut their roster down to 75 today, announcing five players have been waived.
The most notable of the group is defensive end Rickey Foley, whose hopes of sticking on an NFL roster have come to an end – for now, at least. Foley signed with Seattle after recording 20 sacks in four seasons in the Canadian Football League.
Following a 12-sack season in 2009, Foley was pursued by several teams in the NFL, including Seattle. Foley was regularly outplayed, however, and seemed overmatched in the preseason during meaningless minutes against other fringe talent. He wasn’t terrible, but probably isn’t worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster anyway. With players like Dexter Davis and Chris Clemons exceeding expectations, chances were slim.
The other players include wide receiver Kole Heckendorf, guard Gregg Peat, and kicker Clint Stitser. The Seahawks also waived defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis, who suffered a broken thumb against the Minnesota Vikings.
Seattle’s final preseason game is on Thursday against the Oakland Raiders; the next round of cuts will come this Saturday when the 53-man roster must be finalized.
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