The Seahawks made a pair of roster moves Saturday, placing guard Chance Warmack on the reserve/opt-out list, while linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee was waived injured.
Warmack, who signed with the Seahawks as a free agent earlier this offseason, is the first Seahawks player to choose to opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Chance had a situation that was very personal that we totally respect," general manager John Schneider said this week on the Peter King podcast. "… We'll be ready if other people decide to opt out, and we won't hold any animosity towards anybody who wants to opt out. We'll respect their opinions, and we'll be ready in terms of having an emergency list of players ready to keep competing every week."
Warmack, a former first-round pick who previously played with the Titans and Eagles, had been looking to restart his career after being out of football in 2019.
Ellerbee, who first joined the Seahawks in 2018 as a midseason waiver claim, spent all of 2019 on injured reserve due to a knee injury. After joining the Seahawks in 2018, Ellerbee split time between the active roster and practice squad, appearing in four games.
Seahawks players began taking their physicals at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Saturday, August 1. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.