The Seahawks waived running back Robert Turbin with an injury settlement Wednesday, meaning he will become a free agent if he clears waivers Thursday. Turbin, who suffered a high-ankle sprain in Seattle's third preseason game, was placed on injured reserve last weekend prior to the signing of Fred Jackson, who will take over as Seattle's backup running back and third-down back.
If Turbin is not signed by another team, he could eventually re-sign with Seattle, but not until six weeks beyond the terms of the injury settlement. That is what happened last season with Lemuel Jeanpierre, who was placed on IR early in the season, waived with an injury settlement, then re-signed in November.
The Seahawks also waived corner back Triston Wade with an injury settlement on Wednesday and made a change to their practice squad, signing cornerback Brandon Dixon to replace cornerback Justin Coleman, who was signed by the New England Patriots to their 53-man roster. Dixon, who was picked in the sixth-round of the 2014 draft by the New York Jets out of Northwest Missouri State, appeared in 14 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, totaling 9.0 tackles and an interception.
The team took to the field for the first official practice of the 2015 regular season with the theme of "competition Wednesday" in mind.