Seahawks trade and trim roster to 53.

The Seattle Seahawks said farewell to beloved local hero Jermaine Kearse, as well as Cassius Marsh, Tramaine Brock and rolled out the welcome mat to defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, Cassius Marsh, and Isaiah Battle to reach the NFL mandated 53 roster limit on Saturday afternoon.

Kearse the former UW player worked his way up from a  2012 practice squad player to a starter in the 2014 season. Kearse was respected and adored by fans, and teammates for his determination, effort, and results. Kearse overtime catch in 2015 NFC Championship gave the Seahawks an improbable 28 to 22 win over the Green Bay Packers and a chance to play in Super Bowl XLIX.

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Kearse overtime catch in 2015 NFC Championship gave the Seahawks an improbable 28 to 22 win over the Green Bay Packers and a chance to play in Super Bowl XLIX.

Kearse had a  touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLVIII, a driving sustaining catch in Super Bow XLIX and a go ahead catch in another NFC Championship game.

The Seahawks traded Kearse, their second-round pick and swapped seventh round picks with the  New York Jets for Pro Bowl defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.  

The  Seahawks wheeling and dealing resulted in the team receiving the New England Patriots fifth and seventh-round picks in 2018 for Cassius Marsh, the Minnesota Vikings seventh-round pick in 2018 for cornerback Tramaine Brock. Seattle gave the  Kansas City Chiefs its seventh-round pick in 2018 for acquiring offensive lineman Isaiah Battle.

Here’s what the  Seahawks 53 man roster looks after the trim down from 90 players.

Waived:

QB Trevone Boykin

T Darrell Brown

LB Rodney Butler

RB Alex Collins

RB Mike Davis

CB Pierre Desir

WR Cyril Grayson

DT Tylor Harris

C Joey Hunt

DT Quinton Jefferson

WR Kenny Lawler

DT Jeremy Liggins

DT Greg Milhouse

WR David Moore

LB Kache Palacio

C/G Will Pericak

LB Otha Peters

WR Darreus Rogers

DT Garrison Smith

WR Rodney Smith

TE Tyrone Swoopes

T Tyrus Thompson

CB Mike Tyson

WR Kasen Williams

Waived/Injured:

LB Christian French

CB Demetrius McCray

DT Rodney Coe

Terminated Veteran Contracts:

LB Mike Morgan

FB Marcel Reece

DT Ahtyba Rubin

Departed Via Trade:

CB Tramaine Brock (Minnesota)

DE Cassius Marsh (New England)Read

Acquired Via Trade:

OL Isaiah Battle (Kansas City)Read

Placed on Reserve/PUP

CB DeShawn SheadRead

Placed on Injured Reserve

FS Marcus Cromartie

CB DeAndre Elliott

George FantRead

Placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury

DE Dion Jordan

DT Malik McDowell

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