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Hawks sign DE Monte Taylor to practice squad

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm with 22 Comments »
December 17, 2012 5:57 pm

The Seahawks announced that they’ve signed rookie defensive end Monte Taylor to the practice squad.

Taylor signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent right after the draft in late April, but was released on June 15.

Taylor later signed with Philadelphia and went to training camp with the Eagles, but was let go during roster cuts on Aug. 31.

To make room for Taylor, Seattle released receiver Lavasier Tuinei from the practice squad.

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  1. seatowntp says:

    Just a reminder. . . Pro Bowl voting ends tonight!

  2. Didn’t even realize that fans could vote for NFL pro bowlers.

    Isn’t it nice to be good enough to have a hated rival? If Justin Smith is out that will help. I would love to win this one and knock SF down to the #3 seed. We can go on the road and take the NFC East champ. Then it’s on to Atlanta while the 49ers travel to Green Bay for a rematch. Damn this is a big one.

  3. Hauschka has been getting a workout the last couple of weeks..

    + 21 Kickoffs
    + 13 PATs
    + 6 Field Goals

  4. raymaines says:

    I just finished watching the NYJ’s loose to the mighty, mighty Tenn. Titans and here are my thoughts:

    1) Matt Hasselbeck would have been better for the Seahawks last year than T-Jack and wouldn’t be any worse than Matt Flynn this year. JS & PC mishandled the QB position up until last April.

    2) The previous guys mishandled the QB position too. Sanchez would have been a better pick in 2009 than Arron Curry as Mark Sanchez plays his position better than Arron Curry. The Seahawks dumped Curry and they could have just as well dumped Sanchez.

    3) It’s SO important to draft well in the NFL, and that’s why I have so much hope for the Seahawks future under this administration.

  5. freedom_X says:

    Matt Hasselbeck would have been on IR by week 7 behind last year’s offensive line. Even the tough Jackson got knocked out for a couple games. Hasselbeck got hurt behind the much better Tennessee line. For all their QB mistakes, letting go of Hasselbeck wasn’t one of them. He has been very fragile the past 4 years.

    As a QB, Sanchez had a much larger signing bonus. His contract was much harder to swallow. Also remember that Curry renegotiated his contract terms, which helped ease his exit (obviously, Curry thought he was being misused and though he’d be better off in the long run if Seattle dumped him.) No way a QB like Sanchez does that.

    A big game by Wilson on Sunday might might be enough push to propel him to Rookie of the Year!

  6. Seven is a bigger number than six.

  7. Yeah lets use hindsight and get all pissed at decisions this team has made despite them being one game away from a playoff berth.

  8. My dead dog from childhood would have been better than T-Jack for the Hawks last year.

    Nevermind, T-Jack is a stud… afterall, he’s currently 3rd string for a joke of an organization who has no (even) below average QBs on their roster.

  9. Lets focus on the play-offs. Yes. Lets do that. Lets not worry about winning Super Bowls. They suck. I’d hate to ever win one of those! Lets only focus on worrying less about sucking then most other teams.

  10. bsinnitt says:

    Shefter implied on ESPN that the grounds for Sherman’s appeal are that the sample was contaminated for what it’s worth. Thought I remembered another player getting their suspension overturned due to mishandling the sample in shipment. Hopefully it works for Sherman, we need all hands on deck. Can’t wait for another back alley fight of a game between these 2 teams. Bring it on Sunday 12th man, keep their ears ringing. Maybe we could lend AZ Flynn for their final game?

  11. MadSweeney42 says:

    T-Jack was a tackling dummy, nothing more and nothing less. I’m surprised to see people that really follow the Seahawks act as if they actually thought that the FO was going to do anything with Tarvaris other than throw him out there to get pounded while they continued building the team around the QB position. The only mismanagement I see was giving him reps in preseason. He was the perfect QB for last year: someone mellow and disposable that could take a lot of punishment and be gotten rid of without a fuss after the season.

  12. bbnate420 says:

    bsinnitt, I believe you’re thinking of Ryan Braun in baseball. His suspension was overturned, I believe, because the chain of custody of his sample could not be verified. If Sherman can raise legitimate concerns of the same or some kind of contamination then I would think he has a good chance. I don’t know the specifics of the NFL appeal system.


    Wilson earned a Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 99.3 out of 100. It was the best single-game rating yet for any quarterback this season.

  14. montanamike2 says:

    I agree that T-Jack was a mobile tackling dummy until we got a real QB, we now have 2! Matt would’ve ruined his career and his health behind our o-line. He would have won more games in the short run but i think we’re set up for a while now.

  15. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Was our o-line really that much better the last two years Matt was here? At least he helped give us one of the greatest playoff wins in Seahawk history.
    I just don’t buy the argument that Jackson would have held up better than Matt last year. Hasselbeck could make the reads and adjustments, ( unlike Jackson ) to lessen the impact of poor o-line protection, imo.

    BTW- Jackson didn’t get injured because of the poor pass protection, he got injured because he was trying to do his best Lynch impersonation by running up the gut straight into the heart of the defense.
    Isn’t it nice to have a QB now that can not only pass smart but also run smart?

    Dang, just got pulled back into Hasselbeck talk. Sorry nate. Lol.

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I am thankful for Jackson though if he had anything to do with getting Rice on the team.

  17. Ewalters7354 says:

    T-jack being a tackling dummy is funny but true lmao.I just hate that the hawks won’t be getting the draft pick for him though.There were a ton of questions at Chan Gailey’s presser asking if Tjack was too dumb to learn the playbook.Kinda felt bad for the guy.

  18. Ewalters7354 says:

    Georgia, we will always love and remember Hasselbeck.But I think Russell Wilson will make us all happy that Pete let Hass walk.I starting to get excited like I did when we got Lych.Made me leave Alexander in the past lol

  19. HawkfaninMT says:

    I believe Andre Brown of the NYG also had a suspension overturned, though I do not know the details or reasons… I bet google does!

  20. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ewalters7354- I thought the Hawks were getting a 7 for Jackson? Conditional 6 was possible. I hope we get something.

  21. Ewalters7354 says:

    Georgia, you may be right.I thought he had to be active 6 games in order for the hawks to receive a pick.May have been a 6th had he been active those games.I’ll be happy witha 7th.

  22. bbnate420 says:

    I believe they are getting a 7th for Jackson regardless. I think the conditional part was based on games he was active for and would’ve pushed it to a 6th. I don’t think he’s been active enough to make it a 6th.

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