Seattle Seahawks set initial practice squad
By Keith Myers
The Seattle Seahawks added nine players to their practice squad. Five are guys that were with them in training camp. Four from other teams.
Better late than never. In a effort to out-do announcing their 53 man roster 3.5 hours late, the Seahawks waited almost 24 hours before giving us official word on their practice squad. Even then, it is short a player, so another player will be added soon.
Players waived by Seahawks
- WR Kasen Williams
- WR Kenny Lawler
- DE Taylor Harris
- LB Kache Palacio
- OL Will Pericak
Players from other teams
- OG Robert “snacks” Myers (Chicago)
- LB Jordan Tripp (Jacksonville)
- TE Marcus Lucas (Carolina)
- WR Rodney Smith (Dallas)
Other roster moves
The Seahawks claimed NT Garrison Smith off waivers from San Francisco, and waived DT Justin Hamilton to make room on the 53 man roster.
One of the safeties the Seahawks traded for on Saturday, LT McCray, failed his physical. That voided the trade. The Seahawks signed DT/FB Tani Tupou to the roster to take his place.
Hamilton is definitely a candidate to be added to the practice squad tomorrow after he clears waivers.
Thoughts on practice squad
Troymaine Pope getting claimed by the Jets and thus not making it to the PS is a major disappointment. It was a risk to waive him. It would have been a risk to cut Collins too. Sometimes there is no right answer.
The lack of Brandon Byant on the practice squad is disappointing as well. He also hasn’t been signed by another team so far. That puts him on the “ghost roster,” meaning he could be aded to the PS down the road.
It is good to see both Kasen Williams and Kenny Lawler clear waivers and stay with the team. They were bubble guys that lost out on their chance to make the final roster due to injuries at other positions. Keeping a 4th RB and a 4th TE meant keeping less WRs.