Seahawks churn roster prior to game vs Cleveland


The Seattle Seahawks made a series of roster moves on Tuesday, including some major changes at running back.

The Seattle Seahawks churned their roster on Tuesday in a way that will remind fans of the 2010 season. Three players were cut. Three new ones were signed. The also lost another to injured reserve.

The biggest turnover happened at running back. DuJaun Harris, who had 18 carries in last week’s win over Baltimore, was released. The Seahawks also officially placed Thomas Rawls on injured reserve.

To replace them, the Seahawks added Bryce Brown. He was with the Seahawks earlier this season, but was inactive for every game he was on the roster. Brown and Derrick Coleman are expected to get the majority of the carries for Seattle this week.

The Seahawks also released DB Akeem Ayers and WR BJ Daniels. Replacing them is TE Brandon Caffman. Caffman was signed when Seattle put Jimmy Graham on IR, but then he was later released.

That leaves the Seahawks with an open roster spot. What the team plans to do with it is anyone’s guess at this point.

The Seahawks currently only have 4 WRs on the roster, so calling up Kasen Williams from the practice squad makes sense. Williams could also help on special teams coverage units, which could use the help.

If that was the case though, then there is no reason for that move not to have gone through today. The lack of an 8th name on the transaction log suggests that whoever is being added wasn’t in Seattle. Sometimes, getting the physical completed and a contract signed take some extra time.

It should be noted that the roster allocation for Seattle’s skill positions are a bit of a mess. They have only 2 RB and 4 WR, but have 2 FB and 4 TE.

Something is likely to change there before Sunday.