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Hawks waive OT Tyler Polumbus

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm with 14 Comments »
October 25, 2011 2:40 pm
Russell Okung and Tyler Polumbus watch practice last year. (Joe Barrentine/TNT)

The Seattle Seahawks waived offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus this afternoon, creating an available roster spot to bring back defensive back defensive back Roy Lewis or receiver Deon Butler off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

The Seahawks received the University of Colorado product in a trade with Detroit in August 2010 for a seventh round pick in the 2012 draft. Polumbus started five games at left tackle and three games at left guard last season, including two playoff games.

Heading into this season, Polumbus was expected to be the swing tackle behind Russell Okung and James Carpenter, but Breno Giacomini assumed that role once the regular season began.

And with rookie Jarriel King returning from an ankle injury and showing the ability to play both tackle and guard, Polumbus, 26, became expendable.

The Seahawks now have nine offensive linemen on the active roster. Seattle has not announced how they intend to fill the available spot on the active roster.

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Leave a comment Comments → 14
  1. They should be thinking about a big back.

  2. @jibo – – that’s a good point, has anyone said whether Marshawn is playing next week?

  3. Bad timing…probably could have recouped our 7th rounder last week.

  4. I don’t know if we can have too many backups for Okung.

  5. Okung’s health (or lack thereof) has been an afterthought, at least to me.

  6. Who is the best CB out there without a job right now? We need him.

  7. what’s up with ESPN saying Marshawn tried killing himself?

  8. Who’s the best Fullback out there without a job??? We need another Mack Strong or John L. Williams….

  9. SeahawkFan12 says:

    RADEoN, what? Where did you see/hear that?

  10. I’ll always remember Polumbus for hustling down the field blocking for and actually beating The Beast into the end zone during his Qwest field rumble against the Aints last year.

  11. Wow, Polumbus is THAT bad??!!

  12. Dukeshire says:

    SeahawkFan12 – I’ve looked and looked and wasn’t able to find anything. That’s a pretty inflammatory post without a link or anything of substance to support it. If it’s true, it’s being kept awfully quiet and that’s not one of ESPN’s trademarks.

  13. I second Dukeshire’s comments. Made my stomach turn when I read that, but without proof, it’s another internet fabrication.

  14. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Thanks, Duke. I agree; an alarming post when not accompanied by a link.

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