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Pitts cut, Gibson added to practice squad

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm with 10 Comments »
September 30, 2010 2:53 pm

The Seattle Seahawks confirmed that they cut offensive lineman Chester Pitts this afternoon. No player has been added to his the roster at this point.

The team also added offensive lineman Mike Gibson back to the practice squad after releasing him earlier this week. To make room, Seattle let go of running back Chris Henry from the practice squad.

Seattle releasing Pitts, 31, comes as a surprise, as the team had been slowly working him into the lineup since training camp began in August.

Pitts is returning from season-ending microfracture knee surgery last year, and was set to return to action this Sunday.

However, the Seahawks apparently were not pleased with what they saw from Pitts during practice this week and decided to move on. Gibson and Ben Hamilton split reps with the first unit at today’s practice.

I’ll have more later.

Notes from practice
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    I’m very happy Gibson cleared wavers and made it back to the PS. Welcome back.

    As I said in the last thread, I’m not at all surprised with the PItts release. To come back this quickly from such an invasive surgery is asking an awful lot. And considering he made it through just one practice this whole time, I don’t think we should be caught off guard here. I was far more surprised they activated him in camp and didn’t PUP him.

    Are there going to be grief counsellors standing by for Stevo? ;)

  2. beerbobj says:

    So now we have a guy on the practice squad splitting time with the 1st unit? (Gibson) Does that make any sense?

  3. CaliSeahawker says:

    To be quite honest with you, the constant turnover, and signing/releasing the same player after several weeks/months is getting frustrating. I feel bad for Chester, but you would think that a franchise would consider all variables (age, and time since major knee surgery) before signing a player, having him go through one practice, and then being released. How much did Seattle pay this guy in the end? Seems like such a waste to me.

    My prediction for tomorrow? Branch being released. Saturday? Gibson being released (again). Sunday? Wrotto being resigned.

  4. Seahawks2620 says:

    I wonder who the mystery man is? Was it a case of Pitts just not being ready now, and most likely anytime in the near future? Did they stumble across another option, possibly better, via a trade? (probably not) Or will they add on another journey men linemen to fill the gap. Sort of odd how things have been handled thus far. I understand the roster churn, but things do not add up. Why would you say that Gibson has won the job, sign him to the practice squad in hopes of backing up Hamilton and Pitts, and then release Pitts. Either Pitts was a no go for the season, or they have have found a better option some how. Cant wait to see how it plays out.

  5. I see a ton of angst from ‘Hawk fans on this blog and elsewhere (understatement, right?). What we’ll never know is the FULL picture behind many of these moves.

    While the amount of info (none, little, much) that the org provides a player is absolutely their prerogative, it’s plausible that the players are often well-aware of the what/why/how behind those moves. Perhaps Pitts knew all along that he was on a short leash pending this first real week of full-contact? Perhaps there’s a reason Babineaux still very much felt like a ‘Hawk the during that short time between being cut and re-signed?

    Ultimately, I’m ecstatic that PC and Schneider remain so active in the effort to get us competitive again. Few would argue the fact that Timmay left us with one of, if not THE LEAST talented teams in the NFL.

  6. Definitely bummed. Not surprised. How many 300+ pound linemen has this team now tried to rehab from microfracture knee surgery? I think we’re 0-for-3.

    The surprising thing was Carroll repeatedly saying they liked what they saw from Pitts and that he was coming along. What was that?

    I can’t say I’m surprised. Looks like Andrews should be locked in at RG now. I think Scheider will keep searching for a better LG than what we have.

    The Curse of Hutch continues.

  7. ruminator1 says:

    i think duke was right–they just misevaluated or had high hopes for pitts, but practice showed he was still too far away to help this year. too bad, i had hoped he would become one of the mainstays for a few yrs. i confess that all these changes are dizzying. it is getting really hard for this old brain to remember who is still with us (among non-starters). at the same time i am totally convinced they make every change to improve the team and regardless of the trouble areas, they HAVE improved this team. seems inconsistent when we note the low rank of the defense and offense, and i do wonder what the player reaction will be when we lose a few in a row, but wow.

    different people wave criticized this move or that move, but there is no doubting that they have improved and that they are an emotional team. i wish reed were healthy and involved. and i want lynch or jacobs. right now all we can do is watch. we know there will be quite a few more changes. members of the wait and see club unite!

  8. bayareahawkfan says:

    Don’t know if you all have seen this, but Boyle is reporting Seahawks hope to bring Pitts back when he’s healthy:

    Awful lot of good will the front office seems to have, in spite of what appear to be pretty results-oriented, players’-feelings-be-damned moves.

    I take this as a good sign.

  9. ruminator1 says:

    yeah if you look at most recent blog entries, PC gives a reasonable explanation. i just watched the nfl channel’s program where PC is wired. incredible really. but i was also very surprised by his firmness with hass. during a timeout as hass is returning to the field, pc calls him back and says “now do the right thing. you do the right thing!”

  10. ruminator1 says:

    also watched a tiny excerpt from sunday’s mora-vick interview. good stuff. i think it shows a different side of mora, the side we seemed to like.

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