Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks made a handful of roster moves on Sunday in order to comply with the Covid-19-altered training camp rules. Seattle, and every other team, must trim its roster from 90 players to 80.

Seattle waived:

RB Patrick Carr

WR Seth Dawkins

G Kahlil McKenzie

DB Josh Norwood

G Jordan Roos

LB Sutton Smith

TE Dominick Wood-Anderson

And terminated:

C Joey Hunt

DE Branden Jackson

Releasing Hunt and Jackson come as a bit of a surprise, but releasing both saves Seattle about $4.26 million and gives the team about $18.7 million in total cap space.

Jackson spent three seasons with the Seahawks from 2017-19. He appeared in 36 games and logged 3.5 sacks. Cutting Jackson saves Seattle $2.13 million. Hunt was originally a sixth-round pick in 2016. He appeared in 34 games (11 starts) and served as Seattle's starting center in 2019 following Justin Britt's ACL tear.

While some might hope these moves are a precursor to create space for a corresponding move, say, to sign Jadeveon Clowney, it's more likely that Jackson and Hunt are merely casualties of the Covid-19-altered training camp rules. Seattle must have known that their 2020 plans didn't include either player and out of respect, it made sense to cut them and give each guy a chance to sign with another team. Jackson was pushed out by the overall depth on the defensive line, and releasing Hunt seems to be a vote of confidence in embattled center Ethan Pocic.

 

Players are scheduled to report for camp on Tuesday. Here's a look at this year's format with the new health and safety protocols agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA.