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Seahawks Waive Four Players, Place WR Cody Thompson On Injured Reserve

The Seahawks made a handful of roster moves one day before the deadline to reduce the roster to 85 players.


The Seahawks placed receiver Cody Thompson on injured reserve Monday, two days after he injured his shoulder in Seattle's preseason opener at Pittsburgh.

The Seahawks also waived four players, cornerback Josh Valentine-Turner, defensive tackle Antonio Valentino, guard Eric Wilson and receiver Deontez Alexander. Additionally, rookie tackle Liam Ryan passed his physical and was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Those moves leave the Seahawks with 86 players on their roster one day ahead of the NFL's deadline for teams to trim rosters to 85, however, they receive a roster exemption for linebacker Aaron Donkor, who is part of the league's International Player Pathway Program, so they do not need to reduce their before Tuesday's deadline.

Thompson, who was enjoying a strong camp heading into the preseason opener, first joined the Seahawks as a member of the practice squad and has spent parts of the past three season with Seattle. He made his regular-season debut last season and appeared in five games, playing primarily on special teams.

Ryan, who went undrafted out of Washington State in 2021, took part in Seattle's rookie minicamp as at tryout player, then signed with the Seahawks a week later.

Valentine-Turner, Valentino and Wilson are all rookies who went undrafted in 2022, with Valentine-Turner signing with Seattle after the draft in May, while Valentino and Wilson initially signed with other teams, then signed with Seattle this summer. Alexander, who went undrafted in 2018, signed with Seattle in May.

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