The Seattle Seahawks must get the roster from 90 players to 53 by the end of August. Here is an updated list of who’s out for Seattle.
NFL teams have three stages of roster cuts to make before Week 1 of the 2022 regular season. The first cuts have to be done by August 16th when rosters go from 90 to 85. The next set of cuts has to be done on August 23rd when rosters go from 85 to 80.
And the biggest bunch of releases is done on August 30th when final active rosters are set. Meaning teams’ rosters go from 80 to 53.
After August 30th, the Seahawks will have a frenzy of activity trying to sign players to their practice squads but maybe also picking up a veteran or two for the final active rosters while releasing a player or two to make room for the vet.
Seattle Seahawks roster cut tracker for 2022 season
The first set of releases (from 90 to 85), per NFL.com, included:
Wide receiver Deontez Alexander
Offensive guard Keenan Forbes
Offensive guard Eric Wilson
Defensive tackle Antonio Valentino
Cornerback Josh Valentine-Turner
Seattle cut from 85 to 80 on August 20th. This list involved one slight surprise. The entire list is:
Linebacker Iggy Iyiegbuniwe (he’s the bit of surprise as he seemed to be a fit on special teams)
Safety Bubba Bolden
Tight end Cade Brewer
Defensive tackle Matthew Gotel
Cornerback Elijah Jones
The last four above were all undrafted free agents.
Seahawks cuts down to 53
Seattle got down to its 53-man roster by releasing:
Receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
Safety Marquise Blair
Tight end Cade Brewer
Cornerback Justin Coleman
Linebacker Joel Dublanko
Linebacker Aaron Donkor
Quarterback Jacob Eason
Offensive tackle Greg Eiland
Receiver Aaron Fuller
Offensive guard Shamarious Gilmore
Defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt
Cornerback Jameson Houston
Receiver Cade Johnson
Linebacker Vi Jones
Receiver Kevin Kassis
Tight end Tyler Mabry
Receiver Bo Melton
Linebacker Tanner Muse (a likely practice squad candidate)
Safety Scott Nelson
Running back Ronnie Rivers
Offensive tackle Liam Ryan
Center Dakoda Shepley is being released, per ESPN’s Brady Henderson
Receiver Freddie Swain (solid in 2021, terrible in preseason)
Running back Darwin Thompson
Linebacker Lakiem Williams
Safety Deontai Wiliams
Of course, by far the hardest sets of cuts will happen with the last set when the Seahawks have to trim the roster by 27 players. There will likely be some surprises in that group. Seattle might also choose to go a player or two under 53 in hopes of acquiring a good player released by another team.
This 53-man roster is now set and Week 1 is just under two weeks to go.