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Down to 75: Revisited

26 Aug
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Seahawks LB Heath Farwell (carrying 12th Man Flag), Photo Credit: The Press Enterprise

The Seahawks trimmed their roster to 75 on Tuesday afternoon. Among the 15 players taken off the active roster, 8 players had their contracts terminated, 3 were waived with an injury settlement, 3 were placed on injured reserve, and one was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. Here is the breakdown of today’s moves.

Contracts Terminated

RB Demitrius Bronson

WR Kevin Smith

OL Cory Brandon

OL Wade Smith

DL Jackson Jeffcoat

DB Mike Dobson

DB Terrell Thomas

DB Thomas Wolfe

Waived: Injury Settlement

WR David Gilreath

DT Michael Brooks

LB Horace Miller

Placed on IR

LB Heath Farwell

OL C.J. Davis

DB A.J. Jefferson

NFI

DB Eric Pinkins

Of the 15 players I predicted would be moved off the active roster, I was correct on 8 of them. Those players are bolded on the list above.

The only slight “surprise” of this roster trim is placing linebacker Heath Farwell on injured reserve with a groin injury that will require surgery. Farwell is the Seahawks special teams captain and one of the anchors of our kickoff coverage unit. Losing Farwell is a blow on special teams but the Seahawks definitely have the depth to replace him. With Farwell headed to IR, expect undrafted rookie linebacker Brock Coyle to make the team as Farwell’s replacement and the backup to starting middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.

The Seahawks have until 1pm Saturday to set their week one active roster. To do so, they must trim their current roster from 75 to 53 players.

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Down to 75

24 Aug
Running Back Demitrius Bronson (Left) and Cornerback Michael Dobson (Right) Photo Credit: komonews.com

Running Back Demitrius Bronson (Left) and Cornerback Michael Dobson (Right)
Photo Credit: komonews.com

The Seahawks have until 1pm Tuesday to trim their roster from 90 players to 75 players. Some teams have already started to announce their first round of cuts, wasting no time getting their rosters down to the required number for their fourth preseason game on Thursday. After almost a month of training camp and three preseason games, here are the 15 players I believe will be cut and will not be with the team when we play the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

RB Demitrius Bronson

WR David Gilreath

WR Chris Matthews

WR Morrell Presley

WR Kevin Smith

OL Corey Brandon

OL C.J. Davis

OL Nate Isles

DT Dewayne Cherrington

DT Andru Pulu

LB Marcus Dowtin

LB Horace Miller

DB Akeem Auguste

DB Michael Dobson

CB Thomas Wolfe

Once the Seahawks have announced their first round of roster cuts I will hop back on with this very list updated and graded with my accuracy. I will also provide my thoughts on the players that were cut, including reactions to any players that were surprisingly released. Go Hawks!