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Seahawks sign CB Danny Gorrer, release RB Kregg Lumpkin

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm with 21 Comments »
September 18, 2012 1:20 pm
Baltimore Ravens defensive back Danny Gorrer, left, intercepts a pass intended for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick in the end zone during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

The Seahawks announced that the team signed cornerback Danny Gorrer this afternoon. To make room for Gorrer on the roster, Seattle released running back Kregg Lumpkin.

Gorrer, 26, initially signed with New Orleans as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas A&M in 2009, but was released and signed with the St. Louis Rams, where he played in three games with one start.

Gorrer spent the 2010 season on the Baltimore’s practice squad, and played 11 games for the Ravens in 2011.

During his three-year NFL career, Gorrer has played in 14 games with one start, collecting 10 tackles (seven solo), five pass breakups and two special teams tackles.

Seattle now has six corners on the active roster, and 11 defensive backs.

Seattle also released wide receiver Ricardo Lockette and linebacker Allen Bradford from the practice squad and signed guard Rishaw Johnson and linebacker Korey Toomer to the practice squad.

Lumpkin, 28, was kept on Seattle’s active roster as insurance for Marshawn Lynch, who was questionable for Seattle’s first preseason game because of back spasms. Lumpkin was inactive for the first two games of 2012

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  1. Holly practice squad merry-go-round! Why do the same guys keeping rotating on and off the practice squad?

  2. Good question Blocis! I’m starting to wonder if there’s some sort of financial reason or incentive. It doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, unless maybe they want different guys out there as practice dummies depending on who the upcooming opponent is.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I obviously missed something along the wsy: I thought Toomer was already on the PS. Well, glad he’s there now in any case.

  4. chuck_easton says:

    Easy answer. Get as many guys into practice as allowed. That way if the necessity arises to sign a guy to the active roster the team has a large pool to draw from, not just the guys that are currently ON the PS.

    It’s a good way to have as many players as possible familiar with the system while keeping to the 53 man active roster and 8 man PS rules.

  5. Hmm. Surprised to see Lockette go this time. He’ll be back next week. ;)

  6. DisplacedSeahawkFan says:

    Dang, Lockette got released again? I wonder whose more unlucky, Lockette or this guy….!

  7. chuck_easton says:

    And for those worried that we are risking losing one of these guys to another team, first off any PS player can be signed by another team so long as they are put directly on to the 53 man roster.

    Second, it’s not as if there’s a big run on guys being released from ours (or other team’s for that matter) PS. Look at all the guys from our team that are still ‘looking’ for better opportunities:

    Butler, Lockette, Owens, Bryant (well, now with the arrest he might be looking for a while), Kearse. And those are just the WR’s.

  8. Ricardo Lockette = Jordan Kent

  9. boucherm says:

    All the “merry-go-round” (nice term for this, Blocis) makes it even more surprising to me that Cordarro Law hasn’t been touched.
    I think all the movement has to be related to what look you want in practice as much as anything. Injuries on the active roster have to play a role, but the fact that it’s a lot of the same guys (most of which were in training camp, and so pretty well known by the team) seems like it’s not just getting a larger pool of options to draw from.
    Still weird, would like to see somebody like Toomer stick–has the tools, big adjustment from a small school means will take him some time.

  10. I think they’re always on the lookout for a diamond in the ruff…the more prospects cycled through, the greater the chance that we’re going to find someone who slipped through the cracks, like Baldwin or Sweezy.

  11. seahawk44 says:

    Does anybody know how many times Allen Bradford has been cut by the team in his career? Poor guy.

  12. tchristensen says:

    It’s just a way to increase the practice squad from 8 players to 12. Makes sense.

  13. tchristensen says:

    Allen Bradford will probably be back next week along with Lockette.

  14. GeorgiaRay says:

    They rotate them for practice fodder, based on what they think they need to work on…

  15. i am real damn heavyset

  16. Danny Gorrer was signed to the active roster though, so not just another practice squad turnover. At six feet even he doesn’t sound like a backup for Sherm or Browner.

  17. bird_spit says:

    Insurance for Tru?

  18. Tru looked slower than Lawyer Milloy last week. Seriously, the guy looked like he was running in super slo mo…it was bad. Tru is washed up, as much as I hate to say it. He just doesnt have the speed to keep up anymore.

    I really liked Kearse and was bummed to see him cut. Not sure the hawks merry go round at PS is achieving anything. Seems kinda harsh to semi-employ guys, but whatever it takes I guess…

  19. Radeon – try eating less, exercising more.

  20. bbnate420 says:

    They move guys around from week to week based on what they want on their scout team, I believe. It also lets more guys practice, as Chuck said. There is a difference though, Chuck. If they are on the PS then someone else has to add them to the 53 to take them. If they are not, any other team can sign them to their PS if they and the player want. You haven’t seen them take Portis off the PS for a reason.

  21. grizindabox24 says:

    I would guess Gorrer is insurance for Maxwell.

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