Will Blackmon goes in roster cut to 75

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Will Blackmon was hoping to restart his NFL career with the Seahawks, but the veteran cornerback and kick returner had his contract terminated on Tuesday morning as the team moved closer to the 75-man roster limit.

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.

But it wasn’t to be, and the club terminated Blackmon’s contract on Tuesday morning in making two moves to get closer to the league-mandated roster limit of 75 players.

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.