Seahawks Reduce Roster To 52 Players

The Seahawks waived 26 players and released three veterans to reduce their roster to 52 players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. 


The Seahawks reduced their roster to 52 players on Tuesday, waiving 26 players and releasing three.

Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, cornerback Damarious Randall and guard Jordan Simmons were released and are not subject to waivers as vested veterans, while the following 26 players will hit the waiver wire:

DT Myles Adams
TE Ian Bunting
T Tommy Champion
S Aashari Crosswell
LB Aaron Donkor
G Greg Eiland
WR Aaron Fuller
WR Penny Hart
CB Gavin Heslop
DT Jarrod Hewitt
G Jared Hocker
WR Cade Johnson
RB Josh Johnson
G Pier-Olivier Lestage
C Brad Lundblade
TE Tyler Mabry
S Joshua Moon
CB John Reid
LB Jon Rhattigan
WR Darece Roberson Jr.
CB Will Sunderland
TE Cam Sutton
WR Cody Thompson
WR Travis Toivonen
WR Connor Wedington
LB Lakiem Williams

The Seahawks are left with one open spot on their roster which is expected to be filled once the trade for cornerback Sidney Jones, which Jacksonville already announced, is finalized and becomes official.

NFL teams can establish 16-player practice squads Wednesday following the waiver period and the Seahawks will likely fill that primarily with players listed above. The Seahawks can also have an extra player on their practice squad in German linebacker Aaron Donkor, who is part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program.

It's always worth noting that the roster can and almost definitely will change between now and the season opener, but a few things that stand out about the current roster:

  • The Seahawks' depth at running back was strong enough to keep five running backs, plus fullback Nick Bellore.
  • Speaking of Bellore, the Seahawks currently have only three players listed as linebackers, but it's worth noting that in addition to Bellore being an option there, two players listed as ends, Darrell Taylor and Alton Robinson, have been playing the strongside linebacker spot.
  • The Seahawks kept 11 offensive linemen, a higher-than-usual number, including tackle Jake Curhan, the only undrafted rookie to make the team.
  • Sean Mannion making it gives the Seahawks three quarterbacks, which is one more than they've usually carried under Pete Carroll and John Schneider.
  • The Seahawks have only four cornerbacks, but again, Sidney Jones should be added to that group, and safeties Marquise Blair and Ugo Amadi both play the nickel spot.
  • Seattle also has only four receivers, a number that very well could increase before the season opener.

See headshots and action shots of the complete Seattle Seahawks 2021 roster.

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