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Seahawks sign Justin Forsett

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 9, 2008 at 1:26 pm with 29 Comments »
October 9, 2008 1:26 pm

The Seahawks went back to the past and signed to their practice squad RB Justin Forsett, who had such a compelling preseason here and who was released by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. They also signed quarterback Travis Lulay to their practice squad, presumably because Charlie Frye currently is taking 1,293 reps per practice.


To make room for those two, they released Matt Lawrence and Trent Shelton from the practice squad.

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  1. oceanic says:

    I’m glad Forsett is back. If they make a roster spot by trading Coutu (haven’t heard anything, just a guess) then I hope they consider Justin as a returner.

    I think the reason the Colts cut him was to bring in some replacements for their injured defense.

  2. This is good news, especially with Wilson starting at CB, they may tap Forsett to step in for punt/kick returns.

    And LOL with the Charlie Frye practice rep count!

  3. Actually, I think they’re hanging on to Coutou because they don’t want to see him snapped off waivers like Forsett was. I think Big Mike wants a veteran kicker for his swan song, but Mora and the FO like the promise of the kid.

    I wonder if the Seahawks will bring back Chris Kluwe too, should Minnesota put him on the street.

  4. stinkfeetmcgee says:

    I forgive you Tim Ruskell.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    YES!! Well, they finally got something right.

    As for Coutu; What is with this “fear” of losing him? He can’t beat out Mare, for god’s sake. If the Seahawks are so desperate to keep him, stub his toe in practice and put him on the IR. He has been taking a roster spot up for no good reason.

  6. I am really curious to find out why Ruskell believes there is interest in Coutu, that another team would cut their existing kicker and sign Coutu. I realize this is the only logical explanation, so there must be some validity to it. The Saints drafted a kicker in the 6th round this year, and cut him for Gramatica. Has he been picked up? No. Last year Kansas City drafted a kicker in the 5th round, and cut him. Still a free agent.

    This Coutu must some some kicker…

  7. Welcome back Forsett.
    I remember that dreadful day when the news came that he was going to Indy.

    I’m happy now, he’s back where he started, where he belongs.

  8. seahawkbryce says:

    Coutou is inactive on gameday, not part of the 45 man active roster. If you take him out of the equation, who do you inactivate in order to make Forsett active?

  9. g671hawk says:

    Taylor Mehaff was resigned by the Saints and Gramatica was placed on IR. So.. we might have actually lost Coutu if the Saints chose to go for Coutu instead of Mehaff again.

    Comment by m_b @ 13:49 – Thursday, October 9th, 2008
    I am really curious to find out why Ruskell believes there is interest in Coutu, that another team would cut their existing kicker and sign Coutu. I realize this is the only logical explanation, so there must be some validity to it. The Saints drafted a kicker in the 6th round this year, and cut him for Gramatica. Has he been picked up? No. Last year Kansas City drafted a kicker in the 5th round, and cut him. Still a free agent.

    This Coutu must some some kicker…

  10. OneHawknation says:

    Seahawkbryce, thats an easy one……

    Kelly Jennings

  11. nighthawk2 says:

    Why would Minnesota cut Kluwe? True, his net average is only 31.7 ypk (31st) (one spot above Jon Ryan at 32.2) but his gross avg is 47.1 (7th) to Ryan’s 43.7 (20th). Those two returned for TD’s that Minnesota’s Special Teams gave up Monday night to Reggie Bush didn’t help his average. I’m still trying to figure out why we signed this guy instead of that kid Rogers that was in training camp.

    I’m glad Forsett has been re-signed as well. Thought Yvenson Bernard would be the one released for him though.

    Travis Lulay is back huh? Maybe Homgren DID see Frye laughing on the sideline Sunday.

  12. As much as I like the idea of having Forsett on the practice squad, Ruskell must see something in him that others don’t. He was the 233rd player taken in the draft, released by the Hawks, released by the Colts and re-signed again after every team passed on him one more time.

  13. nighthawk2 says:

    Sorry, Reggie Hodges not “Rogers” is the punter I meant.

  14. bdfools says:

    Regarding Kluwe… The Vikings coach called him out because Reggie Bush returned 2 punts for TDs last week. (And he almost had a 3rd.) He said Kluwe was told to kick those out of bounds, but didn’t.

    He had the same problem last year and kicked a few balls to Hester that he was supposed to boot out of bounds.

    So yeah, he could definitely be cut soon.

  15. bdfools says:

    Oh, and I belive Hodges was snatched up by somebody before we booted Plack… The Jets maybe?

  16. fuzzybear says:

    Nighthawk, Yvenson Bernard was released from the practice squad back on the 24th.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    “If you take him out of the equation, who do you inactivate in order to make Forsett active?”

    Clobert. Bumpus can get more looks. That is IF you decide to activate him. Personally, I’d like to see Jamar Adams get in. Something must be done about Brian Russell.

  18. nighthawk2 says:

    fuzzy, I missed that and was going by the Seahawks.com roster which still has him listed. Thanks for the correction.

  19. fuzzybear says:

    Nighthawk, truth is I though I had heard he was cut but had to check NFL.com “transactions” report to be sure. I am not that well informed.

  20. nighthawk2 says:

    bdfools, correct he’s on the Jets. It’s odd, their roster on NFL.com shows them as having both Ben Graham and Hodges, but I found that Graham was waived Sept. 16, even though the stats on NFL.com shows he played in 4 games this season. No stats for Hodges, even though by that 9/16 date he should have punted in the SD and Arizona games on 9/22 and 9/28. Weird.

    http://www.nfl.com/players/bengraham/gamelogs?id=GRA128871

    Interesting story on Graham, Australian who won the job at age 31 and punted for them for 4 years.

  21. i can see the season turning around now. The hawks signed a guy they and someone else thought enough about to cut. I can sense the winds of change already.

  22. marcyun says:

    figme: lol. sigh.

  23. Good to have him back.

  24. thedude says:

    can forsett play defense?

  25. chucko24 says:

    im glad hes back too…..Maybe we could get some of this “bailout” thats going around for our beleagured team:)

  26. emitch423 says:

    OMG, you guys are gaga over a 5-foot-6 jitterbug that is good for 8-10 plays a game.

    Do any of you still put one ounce of stock into the preseason? The Seahawks were 3-1 and the highest scoring team in preseason. Now, 1-3 and got humiliated by the Super Bowl champions.

    Reality check: the preseason means squat; it’s for the JV players to play against the other JV players that will also not make an impact during the regular season.

    Yes, I am pleased the Seahawks were able to get one of their draft picks back on the practice squad, but I don’t expect Forsett (or Courtney Taylor, for that matter) to ever make a tangible impact for the Seahawks during the regular season or playoffs.

  27. PDXCOP80 says:

    Hey midgets on offense are ok, midgets on defense are not.

  28. “Taylor Mehaff was resigned by the Saints and Gramatica was placed on IR. So.. we might have actually lost Coutu if the Saints chose to go for Coutu instead of Mehaff again.”

    if that was the case we could have just signed Mehaff to replace Coutu. Come on, is there really a difference?

  29. This is great news!!

    Regarding Coutou, I don’t think he’s going anywhere; he’s obviously Ruskell’s kicker of the future.

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