Seahawks Release Adrian Peterson, Stafon Johnson Maybe Eyed on Waivers?

Steve ButlerCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2010

Stafon Johnson is carted from the field against Seattle after sustaining injuries to his ankle and fibula
Stafon Johnson is carted from the field against Seattle after sustaining injuries to his ankle and fibulaOtto Greule Jr/Getty Images

According to league sources, the Seattle Seahawks have released former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson. Oddly enough, the move comes the same day that the Tennessee Titans cut Pete Carroll's former USC running back Stafon Johnson.

Johnson sustained a dislocated right ankle and broken right fibula against the Seahawks, which caused him to be out indefinitely, and ultimately resulted in his placement on the injured reserve.

Due to the incident occurring in the preseason, Johnson will have to clear waivers before he can be placed on Injured Reserve.

The fact that Peterson was just signed this last Thursday (8/12) could indicate that Pete Carroll is now interested in pursuing an option that was not available when Peterson was signed.

The Seahawks did add Kentwan Balmer, a defensive line project who was a former 1st round pick out of San Francisco, but the team also released linebacker Alvin Bowen to make this addition.The team also signed kicker Clint Stitser, but don't think for a second that Carroll wouldn't send him packing as well if the Acquisition of Johnson could materialize.

Johnson was a standout at USC until a freak weightlifting accident abruptly ended his senior season. He promised that he would recover and fulfill his dream of playing football again. Johnson, who dropped a barbell on his throat, took 7 hours of surgery to repair the damage and many months of healing and recovery.

He was well respected at USC and I can't imagine why Pete Carroll would not want to continue to be a part of this young man's success story. Wither any breaking news on the Seahawks making a move at Johnson surfaces remains to be seen, but the circumstances of the quick indicate something may be brewing.