Tomorrow will be the day that the Seahawks roster cuts down from the current 90 guys in the locker room, to 75. Although they’ll be asked to turn in their iPads, many will see another NFL opportunity soon, maybe even with the Seahawks practice squad.
The Seahawks are one of the teams that will be letting go of guys on both cut days (90 to 75 and 75 to 53) that will draw pretty heavy attention from the rest of the NFL because of the ridiculous amount of talent they already have on the roster. It’s a good problem to have. The Seahawks may be letting go of players that will catch on with another team as early as this season. The thing with cutting a player like that is, there was a good reason for their release. Another player was more talented or showed more promise.
The first 15 cuts will be easier than the last 22. The 90-man roster has guys that have either not seen much action in the preseason or when given an opportunity, have not impressed. So, they’ll naturally be the ones to go first. The 15 that will be released between now and Tuesday are fairly interchangeable so predicting exactly who that will be is not very realistic. But, I’ll still give it a shot.
The First 15 Seahawks Roster Cuts
Bold = Cut
- WR Arceto Clark
- WR Donavon Kemp
- WR Bryan Walters
- TE Jameson Konz
- TE Darren Fells
- TE Andrei Lintz
- G Ryan Seymour
- G Jared Smith
- T Mike Person
- DT Martin Parker
- DT Sealver Siliga
- LB Kyle Knox
- LB Craig Wilkins
- CB Ron Parker
- LS Kyle Nelson
The offense, especially at Wide Receiver and Tight End have so many guys fighting for spots that I see the majority of the cuts focusing on thinning out those areas early.
As I said earlier, eventually the Seahawks will have to cut an additional 22 guys so these 15 could be swapped out fairly easily especially given the tactics used to mask interest in adding someone you just released to the practice squad.
What do you think? How does your list look?
Seahawks released Perez Ashford, Kyle Knox, Jameson Konz, Andrei Lintz, Kyle Nelson, Martin Parker, Craig Wilkins, Brett Swain
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) August 26, 2013