Dec 9, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy (85) stiff arms Arizona Cardinals free safety Kerry Rhodes (25) during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Arizona 58-0. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Announce 6 Roster Moves


It’s been a busy couple days for the Seattle Seahawks and their 90 man roster. In the last 24 hours, they’ve made 6 roster moves:

  • TE Anthony McCoy, who was waived yesterday following his achilles injury, cleared waivers was was placed on the injured reserve. McCoy is unlikely to play in 2013, and will be a free agent next offseason, so getting use of his roster spot for this season made a lot of sense for the Seahawks.
  • WR Matt Austin, who was an undrafted free agent, left the team and was subsequently waived. Austin, who was a college teammate of Robert Turbin and Bobby Wagner, was a very long shot to make the team. It is unknown right now why he left the team.
  • The Seahawks were awarded DT Michael Brooks off waivers from the Lions. Brooks was an undrafted free agent that the Seahawks had reportedly wanted to sign after the draft, but he went to the Lions instead. The Lions released him, giving the Seahawks a 2nd chance to acquire him.
  • The Seahawks signed WR Greg Herd, apparently to replace Austin.
  • G Jordan Roussos was released to open up a roster spot for Brooks
  • OT Jake Bscherer was signed to fill McCoy’s roster spot.

All of this comes just a couple days after releasing QB Josh Portis and signing WR Justin Veltung. I figured I should throw those in there just in case you missed them.

Tags: Anthony McCoy Seattle Seahawks

  • http://Allcougdup.com/ All Coug’d Up

    So it’s down to Johnson and Quinn. C’mon Johnson!

    • 12thMan_Rising

      it’s an interesting position battle. Johnson is clearly the better athlete, and offers the team much more physical ability. Quinn on the other hand, is well known for his intensive film room study. He was brought in because it was thought that he and Wilson will make a good team in that regard, and that both will be better having worked with the other one.

  • jimpassi

    it has got to be a hard job to tell any young kid they got to go home
    there just not that good. bummer i know i would hate it.
    i would not be to suprised if they don’t pick a few more player off other teams.
    that they were watching./ wanting.i was supried they did not pick up matt scott
    hes the most like russ.

    • 12thMan_Rising

      The worst day of the year is the day that NFL rosters are cut to 53. About 200 people per year see their careers end on that day, most before they ever get started. It’s extremely rough on everyone.

      As for Scott, I believe that the Seahawks were interested, but Scott had other options. I can see why he chose Jacksonville over Seattle to be honest. He’d be a long terms backup here, but he might be the best QB on the Jaguar’s roster. He’ll have a chance to work his way onto the field there, which was never going to happen in Seattle.

  • jimpassi

    YOUR NEW’S IS ABOUT A MONTH OLD
    you need to update more offen
    johnson or Quinn will not be around by start of season
    more like Russ & Tjack i hope they can pickup matt Scott if they drop him
    he’s more like Russ