Seahawks Insider

Hawks release P Gold, CB Parker

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm with 12 Comments »
August 31, 2011 1:59 pm

The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that they have released punter John Gold and cornerback Ron Parker.

Seattle re-signed receivers Chris Carter and Patrick Williams to replace them on the roster.

Also, Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network is reporting that running back Clinton Portis will visit Seattle this week, fueling speculation that Marshawn Lynch’s ankle injury is more serious than we’ve been led to believe.

Carroll said that Lynch could have played last week if it were a regular-season game, so I view Lynch’s injury as more of a maintenance issue until told otherwise.

And I think Seattle bringing Portis in is nothing more than the franchise kicking the tires and getting some information should they have to make a move later on during the season if one of their running backs gets injured.

Portis is the cousin of Seattle third string quarterback Josh Portis.

Cuts and waivers
Leave a comment Comments → 12
  1. ballgame says:

    rumor has it that Rice and Obo were hurt today thus the resigning of the 2 WR’s. Any truth to that?

  2. Sarcasticus says:

    “rumor has it that Rice and Obo were hurt today thus the resigning of the 2 WR’s. Any truth to that?”

    It seems a bit harsh to force them to quit simply because they got hurt.

    As far as Portis, he and Mebane could put on a fashion show before every road trip.

  3. Clinton has made enough in the NFL where he (probably) won’t need to use any stolen credit cards either.

  4. Rice and Obo did not finish practice Tuesday and are being rested.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    I totally agree with Eric about Clinton Portis. Can’t imagine they’d sing him now.

  6. SeahawkFan12 says:

    …or sign him, LOL!

  7. I’m disappointed at what this will do to our offensive play (Rice & Obo out) this friday…. Now, even if the line play improves, we lose two key offensive weapons we clearly need & counted on… It won’t help the team ‘familiarity ‘ , either….

  8. orbeavhawk says:

    What about Clayton? They must not think much of his ability to “do the job” on a part time basis eh? Seems to me, running against the 2’s anyway – that he seems pretty good!

  9. Carlsonkid says:

    I’m with orbeavhawk , Clayton’s a keeper – in fact if you look at just this preseason he’s outplayed Forsett !

    I can’t imagine why they’d have any interest in Portis . He’s done .

  10. EyeAmBaldman says:

    Yeah I’m still hoping Clayton finds a spot on the roster, but I doubt it will happen. To me, Forsett and Washington are the same player and I like Washington better, but that’s just me. Clayton seems like a bruiser and a tough runner.

  11. I hope we keep all 4 RB’s some how.
    they are all different guys – I am not sure that Lynch has the vision to be a great back. Very good back yes – great back no.

    Washington is my #2 guy that if you put him and Baldwin back to return kicks opposing teams should be very worried. plus he can catch out of the back field and do some running inside (although I don’t think he could handle a full load)

    Forsett can go inside or out and jitter bug out yards AND catch and run.

    Clayton to me seems to be a better vision guy than Lynch but stronger/more physical than Forsett/Washington – not as fast as those guys either.

    He seems that he could be one of those guys that comes in after an injury and saves the day –

    Hey look at NYG for the last few years – they have had to use 2/3 or 4 RB each of the last few years GB last year was another one.

    I would also love, Love, LOVE to see some non Traditional line-ups with 2 RB’s
    What kind of options and match up problems could you create with Lynch and Washington in the backfield at the same time. Both can run/catch/block etc.

    so here is my vote to keep 4 – and I would do that before I kept 6 WR’s comparing the 2 groups

  12. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    I read somewhere that Clinton Portis is here because Carrol has been unimpressed with Forsett this preseason. Portis and Forsett both have a similar skill set in the passing game, as far as receiving and blocking during passing situations goes. Anyway, I hope it’s just a rumor because I like Forsett better, and besides Forsett is 5 years younger than Portis.

We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0