I’m using this as a live thread. As events, I’ll post them on here.
Hearing that the Seahawks, so deep in the secondary, will be releasing CB Antoine Winfield.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 31, 2013
#Seahawks cut last year's 4th round DT Jaye Howard, source tells me
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2013
Great story in Seattle as FB Derrick Coleman, who is legally deaf, (sources tell me) has made the Seahawks' initial 53-man roster.
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) August 31, 2013
That would be a great story for Coleman. I was rooting for him to make the roster due to his background and performance against San Diego. It may be that Michael Robinson re-signs in a couple of weeks on a cheaper deal when he recovers from illness. But what an opportunity for Coleman. All power to him.
Sealver Siliga has also been cut. Along with Howard’s departure, this spells good news for Michael Brooks. Brady Quinn is also out, along with Darren Fells.
UPDATE — Jay Glazer is reporting that Antoine Winfield has decided to retire.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2013
Given Seattle was supposed to announce its cut list 49 minutes ago (and hasn’t) it’s no surprise they’ve done a deal. D’Anthony Smith is a former third round pick out of Louisiana Tech who was born in Germany. He’s 6-2 and around 300lbs. Smith spent the first two years of his pro career on injured reserve and was supposedly released yesterday. Apparently not…
The deal is for a conditional draft pick. This trade doesn’t say much for Jaye Howard. The Seahawks are desperate at defensive tackle, one of the biggest needs going into 2013.
Other reports say John Lotulelei made the roster.
#Seahawks waive: Bates, Brooks, Cherrington, Clark, Fells, Guy, Harper, Helfet, Howard, Johnson, McGrath, Parker, Powell, Seymour, Shead…
— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 31, 2013
Veterans cut by Seahawks: Clinton McDonald, Michael Robinson, Brady Quinn, Antoine Winfield
— Mike Sando, ESPN.com (@SandoESPN) August 31, 2013
- Chris Harper has been CUT
- Winston Guy is OUT
- Michael Brooks doesn’t make the cut
- Clinton McDonald has been cut
- Sean McGrath doesn’t make it
There are some shocks here. I never expected Sean McGrath to be cut, especially with Cooper Heflet also getting the chop. Michael Brooks doesn’t make it despite numerous other cuts at tackle — including Clinton McDonald.
Chris Harper — a fourth round pick taken before 49ers prodigy Quinton Patton — lasted one pre-season.
Who made it?
Heath Farwell — underrated special teams demon and key member of the team. They’re happy to pay him at a time other veterans are being used as financial pawns.
Benson Mayowa — no shocks there. He deserves to make it.
Mike Morgan — part of the USC backup crew. I’m not shocked he makes the cut.
John Lotulelei — a little overrated in my view but clearly the team believes he can grow into a contributor.
Allen Bradford — the transition to linebacker finally pays off. He had a solid pre-season.
Mike Person — versatile offensive lineman makes it as one of ten offensive lineman.
Derrick Coleman — gets the chance to make the full back position his own.
Spencer Ware — Seattle stashes the former LSU runner and possible full back convert.