Report: Seahawks waive LB/DE Shaquem Griffin


The Seahawks have waived Shaquem Griffin, according to Mike Dugar of the Athletic.

It's a semi-surprise cut, but not a total shock. The Seahawks are incredibly deep at linebacker and didn't need Griffin as depth at SAM. This is also confirmation that Seattle didn't trust Griffin as a reliable edge player compared to other guys on the roster. The Seahawks signing Damontre Moore was likely an indication that Griffin wouldn't be making the active roster.

Griffin showed flashes as an edge rusher in 2019 with his elite speed. He had one sack in the Divisional Round against the Packers. The problem is that, similarly to a speedy receiver whose only trait is going deep, Griffin's ability as an edge rusher is too situational.

It will be interesting to see what happens over the next 24 hours for Griffin. If he goes unclaimed, expect to see him back with the Seahawks practice squad. His brother Shaquill is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is set to cash in next offseason with what should be one of the bigger contracts among NFL corners.