The Seahawks send in their League mandated 53-man roster Saturday afternoon with a few eyebrow moves. With such a unique preseason the moves the teams make after the deadline speaks volumes about what the coaches see as their future.
The Seahawks two spurries moves on Saturday was the release of Paul Richardson and Shaquem Griffin. Richardson was the team’s first round pick in 2014 looked to be a lock to make the team after being bought back last week. Unfortunately for Richardson injuries hampered his participation in practice. On Saturday the Jadeveon Clowney watch finally ended with the former Seahawk DE signed with the Tennessee Titans.
For Griffin it became a numbers game. The third year player was fighting to be Bruce Irvin’s backup at Strong Side Linebacker. Cody Barton’s versatility also played a part in the decision. Barton started four games last year SLB and promising rookies Jordyn Brooks has the talent to play SLB. The Seahawks are currently working on bringing Griffin back as a practice team player.
SEAHAWKS POSITION BY POSITION
Russell Wilson, Geno Smith
Chris Carson, DeeJay Dallas, Travis Homer, Carlos Hyde
Rashaad Penny was placed on the physically unable to perform list.
Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf , Phillip Dorsett II, David Moore, Freddie Swain, John Ursua
Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, Jacob Hollister, Luke Wilson
Duan Brow, Mike Lupati, Ethan Pocic, Damien Lewis, Brandon Shell, B.J. Finney, Phil Haynes, Jordan Simmons, Jamarco Jones, Cedric Ogbuehi
L.J. Collier, Rasheem Green, Benson Mayoma, Damontre Moore, Alton Robinson, Poona Ford, Bryan Mone, Jarran Reed
Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Bruce Irvin, Cody Barton, Jordyn Brooks, Ben Burr-Kirvin
Shaquill Griffin, Tre Flowers, Quinton Dunbar Neiko Thorpe, Linden Stephens
Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Marquise Blair, Ugo Amadi, Lano Hill
P Michael Dickson K Jason Myers, LS Tyler Ott
The Seahawks claimed linebacker D’Andre Walkfer off waivers from the Titans and placed him on the 53-man roster. Linden Stephens was waived to make room for Walker.
Rumored players to be placed on the practice. These moves won’t become official until the team make the official announcement.
WR Cody Thompson
WR :Arron Fuller
WR :Lance Lenoir
QB :Danny Elting
DB :Jayson Stanley
OL: Tommy Champion
VALUE OF PRACTICE PLAYERS
Practice squad spots are especially valuable this year. Teams can call up two players off the squad each Saturday (or the day before the game) to their active gameday roster. Those players will receive pro-rated shares of active roster player salaries for that game.
Those players can then go back to the PS without having to go through waivers. Teams can do that twice a season with each player.
Teams can also protect four players each week on their practice squad from being signed to another team’s 53-man roster. Teams can protect each player for times a year.