Colts also trade DB Marcus Burley to Seattle Seahawks for a 6th rd pick in 2015
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 30, 2014
After a difficult night in Oakland, it isn’t a total surprise that Seattle looked elsewhere for an extra corner. Phillip Adams and Akeem Auguste had rough outings. The Seahawks are likely to gain a cluster of conditional picks next year and they’ve chosen to give up a 6th for Burley.
He’s 23 and another native of Richmond, Virginia. He went undrafted in 2013 and had spells in Jacksonville, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Indianapolis. He’s listed at 5-10 and 189lbs and hasn’t made a NFL start.
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) August 30, 2014
Burley ran a 4.35 forty and had a Baldwinesque 6.65 cone…so even tho small at 5-9 5/8 he perfect for slot. #seahawks
— Davis Hsu (@DavisHsuSeattle) August 30, 2014
Been told that LB Korey Toomer and DE Benson Mayowa have been released by the #Seahawks.
— Danny 710ESPNSeattle (@DDMon710) August 30, 2014
This was also expected. Toomer hasn’t had a fair crack due to injury, while Mayowa was outplayed by O’Brien Schofield.
Veteran tackle Eric Winston is something of surprise cut. Gary Gilliam has tweeted he made the team — clearly the Seahawks feel good about his development. Jimmy Staten and Phillip Adams were also cut.
Here’s the cut list in full:
Seahawks roster cuts pic.twitter.com/3OYmnymDGO
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) August 30, 2014
Bryan Walters’ agent vented a little bit on Twitter:
— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 30, 2014
It means receiver Phil Bates made the cut. He had a strong camp, even if he was quiet in some of the pre-season games. The Seahawks are carrying seven receivers including Kevin Norwood. They only have four running backs — including full back Derrick Coleman. Steve Schilling beat out Caylin Hauptmann.