Seattle Seahawks complete 53-man roster, trade for DB


The Seattle Seahawks faced the league’s 53-man roster deadline on Saturday and parted ways with 22 players to get their originally 75-man roster down to the league requirements.

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Some of the cuts, such as WR Arceto Clark,  were reasonable, predictable and made a lot of sense. The Seahawks are stacked in the wideout areas and Clark, undersized and not as fast as some other receivers trying out, didn’t fit the bill.

Other cuts, like OT Eric Winston, raised a few more eyebrows. Winston was brought in to replace Michael Bowie, who was waived this offeseason, while adding leadership to a young offensive line. Instead, he is currently out of a job and it looks like rookie Justin Britt just cemented himself a starting role on the offensive line.

The Seahawks also announced on Friday that they had cut Terrelle Pryor, with whom they traded a seventh-round pick for earlier this year.

Additional cuts included Kiero Small, Benson Mayowa and Korey Toomer.

Here is the final roster, per, complete with each player’s height, weight, age and year of experience:




Special Teams:


Seahawks trade with Colts for young DB

The Seahawks also announced on Saturday that they traded a sixth-round 2015 draft pick with the Indianapolis Colts for defensive back Marcus Burley.

The Colts announced the trade on their Twitter:

Burley was an undrafted free agent in 2013 and he may find time in Seattle as Jeremy Lane‘s backup in the slot or nickel positions.

That role used to belong to Philip Adams, but he did not make the final 53-man roster.