On Wednesday, the Seahawks cut receiver Tamorrion Terry. On Thursday, ESPN reported that Terry had been indicted for a 2018 murder. Terry was one of 11 people named in a grand jury indictment for the crime that involved the shooting death of Za’Qavia Smith in Ashburn, Georgia on June 30th of 2018.
On the field, Terry is a raw prospect who has great size and speed, and while inconsistent in college even though bigger than most college defensive backs, fits the mold physically for an NFL receiver. Of course, all that now is in question due to the indictment.
According to ESPN, Terry has fully cooperated with the investigation into the shooting. We do not know to what extent Terry is involved with the crime and might not know for some time.
Seahawks cut Tamorrion Terry a day before being indicted
Terry went undrafted out of Florida State this year and the Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent. Many questioned why a player of Terry’s size would not be taken by an NFL team. Maybe NFL teams knew of Terry’s involvement with the investigation and maybe they didn’t.
If the Seahawks did know about the grand jury investigation then Seattle probably should have never taken a chance on picking up Tamorrion Terry so it would make sense to assume that the team did not know. However, it does also seem logical that the Seahawks knew Terry was about to be indicted this week and therefore waived him.
Terry was a long shot to make the Seahawks as it was but now he will clearly not have a chance. While we do not know if Terry is guilty of murder or not yet, Seattle made the right decision and released him.