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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Part Ways With Five Players

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, May 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Make Roster Moves

Late Tuesday, the Seahawks announced they had parted ways with five players, releasing offensive guard Justin Renfrow, defensive end Julius Warmsley, center Jared Wheeler, fullback Mike Zimmer, and linebacker Mike Taylor (failed physical).

The moves come after a weekend that saw the team take eight players in the 2015 NFL Draft and agree to terms with 12 more players in undrafted free agency.

Renfrow, Warmsley, and Zimmer spent time on the team's practice squad last season, when Taylor was on injured reserve. Seattle signed Wheeler to a future contract this past February.

The Most Interesting Man In The 2015 Draft?

Bryan Fischer at names five of the most-interesting players selected in the 2015 draft and Seahawks defensive end Obum Gwacham, chosen in the sixth-round (No. 209 overall), finds himself amongst four first-round picks - Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (No. 2 overall), Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (No. 25), St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (No. 10), and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones (No. 27).

With the 209th pick the Seahawks choose Obum Gwacham from Oregon State.

Here's why Fischer thinks Seattle's pick is so interesting, "Gwacham is a former wide receiver who only spent a season playing defensive end at Oregon State and could wind up playing in a number of spots for the Seahawks. He's super raw, as you would expect, but there's plenty of upside for somebody the team found in the sixth round. Given the stocked roster he joins, he'll be fighting to earn a place on the team, but it will be very intriguing to see what kind of plan Pete Carroll and company have for him. They've found success developing other athletes into Pro Bowlers. Maybe Gwacham is another. He's certainly not lacking for upside."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, who wants 12s to know he appreciates the support when you see him out in public.

More From Around The Web

Here at, I take a closer look at how Seattle addressed the offensive line in this year's draft by adding Terry Poole, Mark Glowinski, and Kristjan Sokoli.

NFL Network's Alex Flanagan details the sense of "others" exuded by Seahawks long snapper Nate Boyer, the former Green Beret Seattle offered a free-agent contract to following the 2015 draft.

Terry Blount at offers a quick look at Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, chosen in the third round (No. 69 overall) of this past weekend's draft.

According to, the Seahawks were the third-youngest team in the NFL last year behind the Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams.

And former Seahawk turned Arizona Cardinals tight end John Carlson has retired from the NFL.

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