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Hawks cut TE Evan Moore

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm with 14 Comments »
December 18, 2012 4:36 pm

The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that they released tight end Evan Moore and signed tight end Sean McGrath from the practice squad to fill the vacant spot on the active roster.

The Seahawks signed Moore on Sept. 2 after surprisingly cutting Kellen Winslow Jr. during final roster cuts. Moore spent his first three seasons in Cleveland, but was released by the Browns before the season started.

For Seattle, Moore did not develop into the pass-catching tight end the team was looking for. He played in 14 games with one start, recording one catch for six yards.

McGrath signed with Seattle as an undrafted rookie free agent from Henderson State (Ark.) after the draft was over at the end of April, and spent the first 15 weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad.

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  1. Who will be the first to cheer?

  2. Dukeshire says:

    I liked McGrath in the preseason. I was hoping he’d make the 53 coming out of camp. He certainly can’t be any worse than Moore was.

  3. Ewalters7354 says:

    I will be the first!


  4. RDPoulsbo says:

    Who’s Evan Moore?

    Seriously though, I’m real happy McGrath is getting a shot to contribute. Since he’s been on the practice squad all year, it’s likely Schneider was looking at the 2 side by side and had a palm to the face moment.

  5. sluggo42 says:

    Evan who? Exactly. Yes I remember many good feelings about McGrath during camp. Very glad, although very late on coming…

  6. raymaines says:

    RDPoulsbo asks: Who’s Evan Moore?

    Ray asks Who was Evan Moore? Past tense.

  7. Don’t let the balls you dropped hit you on the way out.

  8. Well, it’s quite clear that there is a want by both Bevell and Carroll for more production at TE. And why not? Put as many weapons around Russell as is possible. There are plays there to be had for another reliable pass catching TE in Bevell’s system. Evan Moore never took advantage of the opportunities given him. About the best thing he did while he was here for his cup of coffee was get the Seahawks offense a 1st down by virtue of a P.I. call.

    McGrath showed good hands during the preseason, and seems like your typical, hard working, undrafted college free agent, so I am optimistic about his potential. He seems like a very natural receiver to me. Probably as good if not a better blocker than Evan Moore.

  9. show some class people. do people cheer when you get fired?

  10. piperfeltcher says:

    I am sure some of my co-workers would cheer.

  11. RDPoulsbo says:

    Pro sports is the purest performance based profession there is. If you don’t perform, you don’t belong. The high salaries mitigate that brutal reality. I highly doubt he could have found any other job right out of college that would have paid him anywhere close to what he got in the NFL even with his Stanford degree.

  12. RDP speaks the truth of the matter. Even a guy with limited ability like Moore makes more money than the president of the United States. So when that guy isn’t doing the job that’s asked of him, he hurts the entire team. Everyone in that locker room feels it, knows it. Dude can’t catch. He doesn’t run consistently smooth routes. Doesn’t play special teams. I sometimes wonder how many looks have not come his way simply based on not being able to get open.

    Russell Wilson does not have a HoF, #1 WR to target 20 times a game. So putting as many guys around him that can simply hold on to the ball and at least quietly produce is paramount at this point. This is the Big Boy league, where you take it like a man when you get stomped by 58 points, and where you get handed your walking papers when a team signs you to a one year audition and you fail routinely to show your worth.

    Forgive me for being a classless jerk, and pumping my fist over this team’s desire to get better in every way it can as the playoffs approach.

  13. filmboomer says:

    We go from commenting on the cutting of a TE to the philosophical nature of pay for performance.
    I’m always a bit empathetic when a player gets cut from a team.
    We’re becoming quite a cynical culture and I believe that’s sad as well.
    The good news for Moore is that if he graduated from Stanford, he’ll land on his feet. Regardless, good luck to him.

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