Update#2: CB Coye Francies has been released. getting the Seahawks to the 75 player limit.
update: One of the names to be added to this list is QB Tarvaris Jackson, who has been traded to the Bills according to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com more on that soon.
The Seahawks cut their roster down to 75 players today, and there were a few veterans among those released. Most notable would be Terrell Owens. Owens simply hasn’t adapted to the Seahawks offense, and has made plays when he needed to. As I said yesterday, this move isn’t surprising.
The Seahawks also released Deuce Lutui, Axen Barron, Phil Bates, Edawn Coughman, Donny Lisowski, Ron Parker, and Tyrell Sutton.
Lutui is the most surprising of all these players. Lutui started at RG earlier in the preseason, and was viewed as the primary backup at G for most of camp. His release is an indication of just how far JR Sweezy has come in his conversion from DT to G. Sweezy started in Kansas City, and played very well.
The Seahawks also waived/injured Roy Lewis, Jamison Konz, Cameron Morrah, and Pep Levingston. The way this works, is that these players are placed on waivers and can be claimed by other teams. If any of these players clear waivers, then they the Seahawks can move them to the reserve-injured list, or release them and pay them an injury settlement. The Seahawks retain the rights to, and must continue to pay, those on the reserve-injured list. These players must be activated to the roster, placed on the PUP list, or placed on IR by the time the rosters are reduced to 53 players next week.
So far, the reports only include 12 of the 14 players the Seahawks must release by tomorrow. I’ll update this post as the only 2 names are released by the team.