Seattle Seahawks Make Roster Moves


Dec 2, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Chandler Harnish (12) hands the ball off to Northern Illinois Huskies wide receiver Perez Ashford (7) during the MAC Championship against the at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks made a couple of roster moves after practice today. I was expecting them to begin shuffling the back end of the roster this week, as they’ve now seen enough of some guys to know that they aren’t going to make this team.

The Seahawks claimed Perez Ashford off waivers from the Patriots and designated Greg Herd as waived/injured. Herd hurt his shoulder in practice today, and it was unknown how serious it was. He had some of the longest odds to make the team out of any of the guys in camp, so it’s not surprising that the team brought in someone else when Herd was injured.

Ashford has been waived by both Cleveland and New England recently. He’s a smaller guy (5’10”, 180 pounds) who works primarily in the slot. He is supposed to have good hands, but we’ll see. He’s also a punt and kick returner, which could also explain Seattle’s interest. Matt Waldman from Football Outsiders loves Ashford, for whatever that’s worth.

The Seahawks also signed WSU Cougar TE Andrei Lintz. He’s listed as 6’5″, 260 pounds and is known for moving fluidly for a guy his size, but his pro day numbers don’t suggest that he’s an elite athlete by any means. The Seahawks are banged up at TE, so adding a new body to the mix makes a lot of sense.

There is no word yet on who was cut to make room for Lintz. I have a suspicion that it might be Darren Fells, but that’s just a guess. I’ll post and update when we know for certain who it is.

Update: Seems my guess about the 2nd cut was incorrect (which isn’t surprising). The Seahawks announced that they have waived RB Ray Holley to make room for Lintz.