Seattle Seahawks release Nate Boyer


The best training camp story in the NFL ended early. The Seattle Seahawks have released 34 year old rookie long snapper Nate Boyer.

The former Green Beret was trying to make Seattle roster as an undrafted free agent, but faced an uphill battle to unseat Clint Gresham. Unfortunately, his journey ended today.

This story was broken by Jay Glazer:

"NFL is a tough business. Seahawks released Nate Boyer, needing roster spot to replace an injured player. Backup long snapper, regardless of back story, is always most expendable. #warrior"

The Seahawks have run into a glut of injuries lately, and needed the to add players at CB, LB and QB. They had already manipulated the roster as much as they could without releasing Boyer.

Boyer will certainly be given another shot somewhere in the NFL if there is a long snapper injury somewhere. Until then he waits and prepares to begin his life after football.

That tweet from Glazer will tell you a bit about what an awesome and inspirational guy Boyer is. The Seahawks will miss him in the locker room, even if they don’t need him on the field.

And thus one of the coolest training camp stories we’ve ever witnessed comes to a premature end.

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