Making roster decisions to improve your team is not about making the popular decision but selecting players that will help your franchise win. When winning and popularity intersect in the sporting world, business and pleasure become one.
The Seattle Seahawks met Saturdays the NFL mandated deadline of cutting the team roster from 90 players to 53. On roster deadline day, one or two popular players find themselves out of a job causing anger, agitation and a whole lot of second guessing by some fans. In the case of the Seahawks favorite son Jermaine Kearse was traded to the New York Jets
In the case of the Seahawks favorite son Jermaine Kearse was traded to the New York Jets and former UW receiver Kasen Williams was waived and subsequently picked up by the Cleveland Browns.
After making the heart-wrenching deadline day decisions, Carroll and his staff were ready to move forward Monday afternoon and prepare for the start of the upcoming season less than a week away.
Carroll gave the following injury report. C.J. Prosise is ready to prepare for the Sunday’s opener in Green Bay while Thomas Rawls status will be determined during the week. The six players who left last week to undergo the same procedure K.J. Wright and D.J. Alexander have returned. Tyler Lockett, Luke Joeckel, Michael Wilhoite, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril had successful treatment. Wilhoite is the only player out of the group that did not practice Monday according to Carroll.
“Everybody but [Michael] Wilhoite practiced today and we will see how the days come after this. We will take the day off tomorrow and then take it one day at a time. Probably we won’t know until Friday on those guys. Those guys are all claiming really favorable results in all that so, we will see how it goes.”