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Hawks add TE Anthony McCoy to IR, sign local product WR Greg Herd

Post by Eric Williams on May 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm with 14 Comments »
May 29, 2013 2:23 pm
Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd (3) runs the ball against Sacramento State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)
Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd (3) runs the ball against Sacramento State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)

The Seattle Seahawks announced a couple roster moves this afternoon. Seattle released wide receiver Matt Austin and signed Eastern Washington University product and Tacoma native Greg Herd.

Austin, who signed with Seattle on May 10, was released with a “left squad” designation.

Injured tight end Anthony McCoy cleared waivers and was added to the team’s injured reserve list.

Seattle also released offensive lineman Jordan Roussos and claimed defensive tackle Michael Brooks (Lions) off the waiver wire.

Herd, a product of Steilacoom High, participated in Seattle’s local pro day in April at the VMAC. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, Herd initially signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with Dallas after the draft, but was released on May 13.

Herd played four seasons at Eastern Washington, starting 22 of 47 games played. Herd finished second on the team in receptions his senior season with 66 catches for 952 yards and seven touchdowns.

At 6-3 and 295 pounds, Brooks appears to be a candidate to play 3-tech for the Seahawks. The East Carolina product finished with 35 tackles and two sacks his senior season.

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  1. jawpeace says:

    Yesterdays article by Dan Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com lists Seahawks receiver Matt Austin as an unheralded rookie who could make some noise in an NFL camp.
    LOL boy did he miss that one. Austin does not even make it out of OTAs. I thought JV was a better pick at a WR long shot making it.

  2. Sekolah says:

    beat me to it, jawpeace. No one can accurately prognosticate injuries, however. I was wondering why we had heard or read very little about Austin… that is until now.

  3. jawpeace says:

    And everyone wondering why we released Mccoy yesterday has the answer, it looks like the Hawks had to release him in order to put him on IR.

  4. Dukeshire says:

    What is a “left squad” designation? No familiar with that.

  5. Dukeshire says:
  6. hawkdawg says:

    My guess is that Austin told the Hawks he was leaving.

  7. Dukeshire: I believe it means he left the team on his own.

  8. Sekolah says:

    Well, well, well. So what are we to take from this? Perhaps he was reading his own headlines a bit much? Decided he would do better to catch on with another team? Sissy!

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks Eric!

  10. Ewalters7354 says:

    Boy I can’t wait until we get practice report daily instead of once a week.This sucks!

  11. Ewalters7354 says:

    reports*

  12. So, did Austin leave because he felt he had little chance of making the roster here and maybe his agent heard from a team he had a better chance of making the roster on? CAR’s S.Smith retired.

  13. Can anyone provide a reason as to why (or why it makes a difference)

    That someone would get “waived/injured” instead of just get put on the IR?

    Is there a benefit for the team and/or player?

    Did they “have to” waive him to get him on the IR or were they interested to see if another team wanted to take a flyer and sign him?

    Thanks to any help :)

  14. Ryanb3069 says:

    I remember the Giants did the same thing with Jake Ballard last year and the Patriots claimed him. I’m guessing that they wanted the roster spot and hoped McCoy would clear waivers. I think if you IR a player before the regular season, he goes through waivers where any team can claim him. Just a guess though.

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