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Seahawks cut 4, down to 75 players on roster

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm with 24 Comments »
August 30, 2010 3:12 pm

The Seattle Seahawks trimmed four players off their roster in an effort to get down to 75 players by Tuesday’s deadline.

As earlier reported, defensive end Ricky Foley was released, along with receiver Kole Heckendorf, offensive guard Gregg Peat and kicker Clint Stitser.

The Seahawks also waived/injured defensive tackle Jonathan Lewis, who suffered a broken thumb against Minnesota.

The Seahawks now have until Saturday to get down to 53 players.

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  1. snydro22 says:

    The Hasselbeck to Heckendorf autobahn trip has officially been canceled..

  2. Dukeshire says:

    No surprises.

  3. And I was hoping one of the “cuts” was going to be that Housh had been traded for a future draft pick (I certainly wouldn’t be a GM who traded for him though).

    We can’t cut Tate, Butler, or Williams. But with Housh and Branch, that’s five. I don’t want to lose Obo and his ST skills because if we’re going to run plenty of 2-TE sets with a healthy Baker, we aren’t going to keep 6 WR.

  4. SeahawkFan12 says:

    BobbyK, while you are fantasizing about a Housh trade I was actually hoping for a Whitehurst trade for someone with poise and experience. At this point, Seneca is looking like a better option at backup QB.

  5. It wouldn’t surprise me if they traded away Butler.

  6. All of a sudden CW is no good because he threw a couple picks…How about Favre? Once he settles down, the interceptions will diminish.

  7. CW is no good because he has had just 1 decent preseason game his entire NFL career and that was 2 weeks ago. The past 2 games have been average games for him and that’s awful.

    Young backup QBs that get traded and have success as a starter typically show well in preseason or at least not David Greene type performances.

  8. I know I’m probably fantasizing about a Housh trade. But that doesn’t mean I can’t hope for it.

    A good, smart team will pounce on Obo if they want improved ST play. I don’t want to take that chance in losing him. I hope we figure something out to get rid of a different WR (Housh, Branch, or to a much lesser degree in Butler). I think Obo has Pro Bowl type of talent with respect to him covering kicks and little things like that.

  9. yellaman says:

    I remember when hasselbeck was not so good a Qb when he got here and then he became a probowler so let CW get a chance before you ship him off

  10. Well I Cot 2 out of five!

  11. bayareahawkfan says:

    Amazing how much negativity there is around here after such a generally positive outing.

    Whitehurst is here to stay this season, so relax. He wasn’t brought in as an instant savior, and guess what – he isn’t. He’s a project. He’s shown flashes, and will be given time to improve before they would cut or move him.

    And whoever is is rhapsodizing about trading him for Leinstt, are you nuts? That will not happen, especially when you see how AZ is a little unsettled at that position, and when you recall that we likely had to give up so much for him because AZ wanted him, too. Why would we help division rivals for a lateral or at best moderate upgrade at the 2?

    A little rationality, folks…

  12. bayareahawkfan says:

    Apologies for typos/grammatical errors – posting from an iPhone again…

    But seriously, everyone: breathe!

    It’s going to be a fun season, and we’ll see some exciting football. And we’ll get to see a whole new brand of Seahawks football take shape. Here’s hoping it includes a whole lot of hits like we saw Earl put on Harvin and Lawyer put on Hutch on Saturday!

    Especially in the opener…

  13. yellaman says:

    people just remember this team was 4-12 & 5-11 the last 2 yrs you can’t expect this team to when a superbowl this year. We still have a lot of holes to fill to get back to the top

  14. Dukeshire says:

    BobbyK – Obo’s an underrated receiver, IMO. He’s not A Johnson or Fitz or anything, but he runs good routes, makes tough catches and isn’t afraid to go over the middle. He’s just one of those guys who contributes in so many different ways, it’s hard to imagine they let him go.

  15. yellaman says:

    I like Obomanu but who do we keep as our WR’s. The hawks will probably keep 5-6 WR’s and possibly 4-TE’s so who stays. right know I see

    Branch, Butler, Housh, Tate, Williams, Martin, Obomanu and maybe Brandon Jones might get a look.

    This is a new organization so some players may not fit the new regimes thoughts for the future

  16. I just watched the Dallas vs. Texans game. That Texan defense looks tough! They were all over Romo and those Cowboys. Everyone was talking about how great the Cowboys are going to be this season, but they don’t look so good. In fact, Houston’s starters kicked the crap out of them.

  17. yellaman says:

    houston is a good team but in a tough division (AFC South) They have to compete with Colts, Jags, Titans (play each of them 2x’s) so unless they win the division its going to be hard for them to make the playoffs but I can see them winning 8-9 games

  18. Dukeshire says:

    yellaman – I see; Williams, Housh, Branch, Butler, Tate, Obo. and Carlson, Baker and McCoy. I think Morrah won’t make it although that may depend on how badly McCoy’s ankle was sprained on Saturday night.

  19. Dukeshire says:

    Sam_D – Dallas is one team whose o line is more unstable than the Seahawks, at the moment. They’re really banged up on the line.

  20. snydro22 says:

    I think it’s funny how there used to be only one consistently negative poster on this site, NightHawk2, and now all the negativity is hard to wade through..

    It’s ironic because there are more reasons to be optimistic about this year than the last few combined..

    If NightHawk2 shows up and starts talking about rainbows and unicorns my head might explode..

  21. I’ll start the rumor…

    What!?! They cut Hasselbeck???

  22. yellaman says:

    I’ll start the rumor…

    What!?! They cut Hasselbeck???


  23. Did bobbyA ever pay your bet? He’s pretty negative.

  24. So a potential RB I would love to see them look at would be Peyton Hillis currently with Cleveland. (he is like 6-2 240) – He runs hard and can catch the ball.

    He was a tough runner and would give us something we don’t already have someone who can just pound yards!!! He was one tough SOB in Denver – but he isn’t that high on the Cleveland Depth charts now that they drafted Hardesy.

    Unless they are thinking Ganther is going to provide that roll but they haven’t really looked like they want to use him much. (or is that just me) I wouldn’t mind seeing a RB set up of Forsett, Washington, Ganther, Schmitt which would save some space on the roster for another position that we have a bigger need (LB – OL with injuries for example)

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