Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said during his Monday press conference that general manager John Schneider was busy making changes to this team’s roster. And Carroll stayed true to his word on Tuesday, as the Seahawks made a flurry of roster moves to keep up with all the injuries the team suffered over the weekend.
Seattle placed defensive tackle Red Bryant and offensive guard Ben Hamilton on the season-ending injured reserve. The team again released running back Quinton Ganther, who they brought back just last week because of a hamstring injury to Michael Robinson, and also cut cornerback Nate Ness.
Bryant suffered a significant knee injury against Oakland, and Hamilton left the game with a concussion, but also had been dealing with chronic knee issues all season.
Seattle also released linebacker Slade Norris from the practice squad and brought back defensive end James Wyche.
The Seahawks signed Franklin Okam to fill one of the four spots on the active roster. Okam 25, was Houston’s fifth-round selection out of Texas in the 2008 draft. He played in 13 career games with five tackles (three solo) for the Texans before being released on October 25.
At 6-5, 350 pounds, Okam likely provides depth at defensive end with Bryant done for the year.
Seattle still has three spots available to add players to the team’s active roster. Today’s transactions bring Seattle’s total to 234 since February 12.
UPDATE: Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that Seattle worked out DT Hollis Thomas today, so he could fill one of the three vacant spots they have on the active roster. Hollis’ just finished serving an 8-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Also, Brian McIntyre reports that Franklin Okam agreed to a two-year deal with Seattle.