Seahawks make roster cuts and trim down to 53-man roster
By Lee Vowell
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):
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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Defensive tackle Malik McDowell
Defensive end Dion Jordan