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After three weeks of action, I suppose we should cut to the chase with this update provided by Seahawks.com regarding roster reductions.
Here's the full list provided by the team segmented by the rationale behind their departure...
I've also added a point or two beside each player's name in regards to either why they were cut or a potential landing spot where they could end up.
The following players have been waived with the designation as injured:
Linebacker Jameson Konz - shoulder
Seems that the older linebackers this year are going to find themselves challenged to get on the roster as a handful of young players have made strides. First Barrett Ruud got shipped off to New Orleans, now Konz is gone with a shoulder injury.
Defensive end Pep Levingston - knee
Much like Konz, Levingston is injured at a position where the 'Hawks might have more depth than originally imagined.
Cornerback Roy Lewis - knee
Not an essential building block for the secondary, but a decent depth player who should have a job at some point when he's healthy again and could end up either back with the 'Hawks or elsewhere.
Tight end Cameron Morrah - toe
With roster spots likely reserved for Zach Miller and Kellen Winslow Jr. for the 1 & 2 spots, and a handful of rookies in camp, there was little room for error between vets Anthony McCoy and Morrah. If being injured wasn't bad enough, Anthony McCoy has shown signs of life this preseason (including a pair of catches in Kansas City this past weekend) and therefore Morrah is out.
The following players have been waived:
Wide receiver Phil Bates - Bates looked like an intriguing prospect as quarterback turned wide receiver, but apparently he didn't quite show enough? Would be interesting to see if he sticks around as a practice squad player.
Offensive tackle Edawn Coughman - A late addition to the roster in mid June, Coughman was a CFL castoff that didn't stick.
Cornerback Donny Lisowski - Lisowski is a rookie who attended Montana, but attended Seattle's O'Dea High School, so the on again, off again relationship with the 'Hawks may end up with him getting some consideration for the practice squad.
Cornerback Ron Parker - A member of last year's squad, Parker played sparingly and didn't make much of an impact in preseason.
Running back Tyrell Sutton - Showed promise in the Denver game with a nice touchdown run, but apparently that wasn't quite enough to keep him on the roster. Someone might sign him at some point, but only if they need him.
Contracts with the following vested veterans have been terminated:
Offensive tackle Alex Barron - Apparently Barron didn't have enough left in the tank for Pete Carroll to hang on to him.
Don't be shocked if another team picks him up, but it would be strictly for depth or out of desperation.
Offensive guard Deuce Lutui - A little surprised that Lutui is gone so fast, but perhaps the rapid development of JR Sweezy has made Lutui expendable?
As for next steps, much like Barron I could see another team "needing" him at some point.
Wide receiver Terrell Owens - Not surprised to see Owens on the list, but I'm not as thrilled about this move I would have originally thought. He wasn't quite TO, yet he could be serviceable if a team is willing to give him a little more time to shake off the rust.
Could the Jets be crazy enough to add him to the mix?