The Seattle Seahawks have reduced their roster from 90 to 75. This comes about 24 hours before Tuesday’s deadline for all NFL teams to do so. Here are all the moves that Seattle used to get their roster down to where it needs to be:
- FB Brandon Cottom
- CB Triston Wade
- OT Jesse Davis
- CB George Farmer
- CB Keelan Johnson
- WR DeShon Foxx
- WR Deonte Greenberry
- S Ty Zimmerman
- DE Greg Scruggs
- LB Quashawn Nealy
Released (veteran, no waivers)
- OC Lemuel Jeanpierre
- DT D’Anthony Smith
- WR Kevin Norwood
There aren’t a lot of surprises here except for center Lemuel Jeanpierre. He was the presumed starter at OC entering training camp, and started the first preseason game. Drew Nowak was able to win the competition at that spot though, which made LJP expendable.
Seattle choosing to trade Kevin Norwood speaks to how well Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith have played. They received just a conditional draft pick in the trade. Williams and Smith are pushing BJ. Daniels and Ricardo Lockett for the last two spots at wide receiver.
The other notable player on the list here is Greg Scruggs. The 7th round pick looked like a massive steal as a rookie in 2012. He lost all of 2013 to an injury that lingered through last season. He is finally healthy, but has been outplayed by TY McGill in training camp this year.
It is interesting that the Seahawks did not release one of Thomas Rawls or Rod Smith at RB. Both are major long shots to make the final roster at this point, and the Seahawks don’t need 4 active running backs for this week’s game (Team has 5 RBs on roster, but Marshawn Lynch won’t play.)
The Seahawks play the Oakland Raiders this week in their final preseason game. They will then have to cut their roster down to 53.
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