Seahawks make roster cuts and trim down to 53-man roster

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Wide receiver Kasen Williams (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 03: Wide receiver Kasen Williams (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks officially made cuts on Saturday to get down to the 53-man roster. There were some surprises. And some not as much. Here’s how they trimmed the roster.

The Seattle Seahawks, like every other NFL team, had to trim their roster down to 53 by 1 pm PT on Saturday. Among the roster cuts were some players presumed to be on the roster back in July. Players like Trevone Boykin. Boykin was expected to be Russell Wilson’s backup at quarterback this season. But he is now gone. In his place is Austin Davis. Davis had a solid preseason.

Also off the team, for now at least, are recently drafted Quinton Jefferson and Mike Tyson. Both players were selected by the Seahawks to be contributors. But they, like Boykin, will also have to find new homes.

Here are who is no longer with the Seahawks and how they got cut (or, at least, are not active):



Trevone Boykin

Running Back

Alex Collins

Mike Davis

Wide Receiver

Cyril Grayson

Kenny Lawler

David Moore

Darreus Rogers

Rodney Smith

Kasen Williams

Tight End

Tyrone Swoopes

Offensive Line

Darrell Brown

Joey Hunt

Will Pericak

Tyrus Thompson

Defensive Line

Tylor Harris

Quinton Jefferson

Jeremy Liggins

Greg Milhouse

Garrison Smith


Rodney Butler

Kache Palacio

Otha Peters

Defensive Back

Pierre Desir

Mike Tyson

Placed on Injured Reserve

Cornerback DeAndre Elliott

Safety Marcus Cromartie

Left Tackle George Fant


Defensive tackle Rodney Coe

Linebacker Christian French

Cornerback Demetrius McCray

Terminated veteran contracts

Linebacker Mike Morgan

Fullback Marcel Reece

Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin

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Non-football Injury

Defensive tackle Malik McDowell

Defensive end Dion Jordan


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