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Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster

The Seahawks reached the NFL-mandated 53-player limit on Saturday with a series of roster moves.

Take a look at the Seattle Seahawks initial 53-man roster in photos heading into the 2018 regular season.

Following months of practices and preparation, the Seattle Seahawks officially set their 53-man roster Saturday two days removed from the conclusion of the preseason.

To reach the 53-man roster limit, the Seahawks formally waived 29 players along with three being waived/injured (waived/injured players revert to a team's Injured Reserve if they go unclaimed on waivers) and four being placed on Injured Reserve. The Seahawks also altered their roster by making two trades, sending wide receiver Marcus Johnson to Indianapolis for tight end Darrell Daniels and acquiring former Washington State University safety Shalom Luani from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 seventh-round pick.

Notably, the Seahawks waived 2017 third-round pick Amara Darboh and rookie quarterback Alex McGough, a 2018 seventh-round pick. The Seahawks will have five receivers on the 53: Doug Baldwin, Brandon Marshall, Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Jaron Brown. McGough being waived along with Austin Davis being placed on Injured Reserve leaves recently-acquired Brett Hundley as the backup to Russell Wilson. Darboh and McGough are both strong candidates to make the team's practice squad that will be announced next week. Pass-rusher Dion Jordan also moved from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to the active roster.

Here's the full list of transactions that got the Seahawks from 90 players to 53:


LB D.J. Alexander

CB Elijah Battle

T Isaiah Battle

G Willie Beavers

CB Jeremy Boykins

WR Marvin Bracy

TE Kyle Carter

WR Amara Darboh

LB Josh Forrest

WR Cyril Grayson

C Marcus Henry

RB Gerald Holmes

DT Joey Ivie

FS Lorenzo Jerome

CB Akeem King

RB Daniel Marx

QB Alex McGough

G Skyler Phillips

LB Jacob Pugh

CB Trovon Reed

WR Keenan Reynolds

G Jordan Roos

WR Caleb Scott

TE Tyrone Swoopes

RB Justin Stockton

WR Damore'ea Stringfellow

WR Malik Turner

CB Mike Tyson

TE Clayton Wilson


DE Ricky Ali'ifua

LB Emmanuel Beal

S T.J. Mutcherson


QB Austin Davis

T Jamarco Jones

CB Byron Maxwell

LB Erik Walden

Terminated Veteran Contracts

S Maurice Alexander

Departed Via Trade

WR Marcus Johnson

Acquired Via Trade

TE Darrell Daniels (from Indianapolis for WR Marcus Johnson)

S Shalom Luani (from Oakland for 2019 seventh-round pick)

Placed On Reserve/Non-Football Injury

TE Ed Dickson

Activated From PUP

DE Dion Jordan