Seattle Seahawks Transactions: QB cut, interesting WR signed


Jan 2, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Houston Cougars wide receiver Deontay Greenberry (3) cannot come up with the catch as Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Avonte Maddox (14) defends during the second half of the 2015 Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Houston won 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Once again the Seattle Seahawks are down to three QB’s on their roster after releasing Jake Waters today.

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I wrote about the former Kansas State record-setters potential last week when he was signed, but he clearly didn’t impress enough in his short time here to warrant a longer look, and 3rd-string A.J. Archer looked solid in extended action against the Chiefs last Saturday.

This could signal good news regarding primary veteran backup Tarvaris Jackson, who’s recovering from a high ankle sprain suffered in the first preseason game against Denver.  If the team felt like the injury was going to keep Jackson out beyond the final preseason game they may have been more likely to keep Waters a bit longer.

Head Coach Pete Carroll is optimistic Jackson will be ready for the team’s regular season opener at St. Louis on September 13th, and he may even get some reps in the final preseason game next Thursday against Oakland.

"“He wants to try to play next week, and we’re going to try to get that done, we’ll see if that happens,” Carroll said. “That would be a real accomplishment at this point, but he’s moving around OK and he’s obviously getting better, but we need to have him ready for the opener.”"

To take Waters place on the 90 man roster, the Seahawks signed WR Deontay Greenberry.

Greenberry’s story is not typical for a guy signed off the street midway through the preseason.

A five-star recruit out of Washington High School in Fresno, CA, he originally committed to Brian Kelly at Notre Dame, but stunned everyone on National Signing Day by committing to the University of Houston instead. The 6’3″, 211 pounder had an unbelievable senior year at Washington High, totalling 2,165 yards and 33 touchdowns. In Houston’s spread attack, he started all 12 games as a freshman and led the team in receiving his sophomore and junior seasons.

And then he made the decision to turn pro early….. and it wasn’t a good one.  He went undrafted.

The Dallas Cowboys signed him after the draft but released him last week.

In his scouting bio, his size and body control are listed as strengths but he lacks top end speed and has a reputation for drops.

He could be an intriguing practice squad candidate, but he will have to impress enough over the next couple weeks to earn that opportunity.

Unless, of course, he doesn’t stay around any longer than Jake Waters did.

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