The Seattle Seahawks made a trio of roster moves today as the team prepared for this week’s veteran minicamp. The must get the roster set so that guys can participate in the last workout before training camp begins next month.
First off, Ryan Robinson was officially waived-injured. He’ll pass through waivers and land on injured reserve which ends his season. He reportedly ruptured his Achilles tendon in OTAs last week.
Robinson had been a bit of a surprise thus far this offseason. With Bennett, Irvin and Avril all missing time, Robinson has worked his way into getting some reps with with 1st and 2nd units at defensive end. He had been making a strong push toward making the roster before his injury.
Robinson’s release opens up a roster spot for Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson and the Seahawks agreed to terms last week, but he hasn’t signed his contract yet and thus still isn’t on the roster. The Seahawks need to get him added before the team’s mandatory minicamp this week.
The Seahawks also officially added Kasen Williams today. He’s been unofficially a Seahawk since rookie minicamp over a month ago. It is now official, the former Husky will play his pro ball in Seattle.
To make room for Williams, the Seahawks released linebacker Mister Alexander. He passed through waivers and is now a free agent.
None of these moves were unexpected. Williams and Jackson are no-brainer adds that have been expected for a long time. Alexander was a camp body who was on the roster just to fill in for injured players. Once Kevin Pierre-Lewis was cleared to practice, Alexander was no longer needed.
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