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Will Blackmon goes in roster cut to 75
With the Seahawks final preseason game on Thursday night, the team combined Competition Wednesday and Turnover Thursday into one day, hopefully preparing themselves for later in the year when they play on Thursday night in the regular season.
Due to the shortened week, the team doubled up on a Tuesday practice of preseason week four with the themes of "Competition Wednesday" and "Turnover Thursday".
A player-by-player look at the 2015 Seattle Seahawks 75-man roster. The Seahawks must trim their roster to 53 players by 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Will Blackmon knew the odds were long when he signed with the Seahawks in February. But the veteran cornerback and kick returner was looking for a place to restart his NFL career, and the Seahawks provided him the opportunity.
Wide receiver Donavon Kemp was released, and four other roster moves must be made by the 1 p.m. deadline. The team made nine moves on Monday.
Blackmon was a fourth-round draft choice by the Green Bay Packers in 2006 and also played with the New York Giants before sitting out the 2012 season following knee surgery.
With the Seahawks, however, he ended up on a roster loaded with cornerbacks – All-Pro Richard Sherman; Brandon Browner, who played in the Pro Bowl after the 2011 season; and incumbent backups Walter Thurmond, Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell.