The following players have been released to help get the Seahawks roster from 90 players to 75 players: Brett Swain, Kyle Knox, Craig Wilkins, Perez Ashford, Jameson Konz, Andrei Lintz, Martin Parker, Kyle Nelson, Donavon Kemp and Will Blackmon.
In my Packers game review I guessed who I thought would be cut in the first wave of roster cuts. I successfully picked six players right.
Here is the breakdown by position: 3 wide receivers, 2 tight ends, 2 linebackers, 1 defensive tackle, 1 cornerback, 1 long snapper.
In total, the Seahawks released these ten players and placed five on injured reserve, the physically unable to perform list, and/or the non-football injury list. The only player cut that surprises me at this point is Will Blackmon. I thought Blackmon had a more legitimate chance to make the team as cornerback depth and perhaps a special teams contributor. The Seahawks attempted to trade Blackmon but were unsuccessful.
Although four of these players were not predicted by me to be cut at this point in the preseason, I think at least three of them would not have made the team anyway if they were lucky to survive the first wave of cuts. For the players that are still on the bubble, a strong performance Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders can only help their case to make the team.