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No official word on practice squad players

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm with 23 Comments »
September 1, 2013 7:14 pm

We’re still waiting for the Seahawks to announce what players have been added to the practice squad this evening, and we may not find out until Monday.

But according to their Twitter accounts, seventh round draft pick offensive lineman Ryan Seymour and defensive tackle Seavler Siliga will be back with the team on the practice squad.

And fourth round selection Chris Harper, seventh rounder defensive end Ty Powell, offensive lineman Jared Smith and tight end Cooper Helfet reportedly have been added to Seattle’s practice squad.

Several former Seahawks found their way to active rosters and practice squads for other NFL teams.

The Seattle to Jacksonville pipeline continues, with Winston Guy claimed by the Jaguars, joining that team’s active roster, along with former Seattle players Justin Forsett, linebacker Kyle Knox and Will Blackmon.

Defensive tackle Jaye Howard, tight end Sean McGrath and cornerback Ron Parker were claimed by Kansas City and signed to the Chiefs’ active roster. This is no surprise, with former Seattle personnel man Will Lewis now working in Kansas City.

Quarterback Jerrod Johnson, with Seattle during the team’s offseason program, was added to Chicago’s practice squad, along with former Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette.

Seattle training camp invitee receiver Justin Veltung landed on the Rams’ practice squad.

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  1. tchristensen says:

    All eleven draft choices will still be with the team. 5 on the active roster, 4 on the practice squad, 1 on IR and 1 on the PUP. Terrific.

  2. sluggo42 says:

    That’s just amazing actually

  3. Skavage says:

    PC and JS sure do like the young guys. Anyone heard anything on Mike Rob yet? Still holding out hope he resigns.

  4. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    I guess Helfet provides insurance when either Willson or Miller cant play. The problem is we will be very thin if one of those guys goes down early in the gane. We are still thin very at DT especially nose guard where Mebane may not even have a backup.
    Also why is it taking so with these roster moves?

  5. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Taking so long with these roster moves?

  6. raymaines says:

    Really? Does it make any difference?

    Two years from now will we ask ourselves if any of this really mattered? Maybe yes or maybe no, but probably not. Who cares about a back up to a back up that might have mattered to some team that might have signed a third team guy that might have made a different roster?

    Really? Quit the drama. Rock and roll.

  7. Surprised by the cut of Jaye Howard. Thought he had a good camp. But now bummed that he’s with another team.

  8. Waiver wire rules:
    A team signs a player to a contract, the player makes the roster. The team then decides it no longer wants the player on its roster (cut downs) and terminate the players contract. Before the player becomes a free agent, he hits the waiver wire. During the season the waiver wire lasts 24 hours (includes pre – from early July, regular and post season – till after the SB) but in the offseason the waiver wire lasts 10 days. When the player’s name hits the waiver wire, every team in the NFL has the option to pick up the players original contract (the one that the player originally signed with his prior team). The waiver wire is like the NFL Draft in that teams with the worst records get first crack at the players who have been released. Once a team passes on the player then they cannot go back and claim him. If no team signs the player, he then becomes an unrestrictd free agent.

  9. Oh yah, and like’s been said elsewhere, the waiver wire only applies to players with less than 4 years experience, and if a player plays like 6 reg season games before going on IR that year counts.

  10. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    @raymaines..Yes these things do matter if you wanna win a superbowl. You need quality depth at every spot, Mebane and Red are our main run pluggers. If they go down we’re in big trouble. We are very thin behind them and you cannot win games if you cannot stop the run.

  11. blueshq says:

    I just watched the 1st half of the Oakland game again. J. Howard was in the back field a lot!

  12. seahawk44 says:

    I agree that of all the cuts, the Jaye Howard cut has me scratching my head. They had to know he wouldn’t make it through waivers. They must really be hugh on this DT they acquired from Jacksonville.

  13. seahawk44 says:

    Hugh = high

  14. montanamike2 says:

    I think it was a wink wink move for Gus.

  15. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    I’m very concerned that we picked up a guy who couldn’t make the Jags roster.

  16. Harper signed off PS to SF 53. Ooooops!

  17. Surprised by the release of Howard. I wonder if the hoped to get him on the PS? I think Howard was a guy they hoped would play backup/third down DE and pass rush DT; but he was outplayed by Hill and Bennett, and even McDaniels who stuffs the run as well. Howard just wasn’t stout enough vs run, that’s where they hope the new guy from Jax and Siliga may help.

    While Howard showed well vs Raiders, he was inconsistent all preseason, and I didn’t get to watch him practice every day; coaches saw it different than me. I wish him the best in KC.

  18. @woofu
    Just saw that. Hope that doesn’t come back to bite us in the arse

  19. SF just wants to pick his brain. He just crapped on his future here–if SF cuts him, don’t come crying back to Seattle!

  20. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Nice try Harbaugh! Im sure you will be able to learn alot from a rookie who has never played a down. I guess he’s trying to get an advantage because if he really wanted Harper he could have just claimed him off waivers instead of stealing him from our PS. Didnt he try this last year with Lockette? That worked out well for Jimmy!!

  21. Sekolah says:

    Whoa. Pump the brakes.

    “CSNBayArea, meanwhile, is reporting that the 49ers have yet to sign Harper, but are trying to, while ESPN is also reporting that the Seahawks are attempting to hang onto him.”

    Conflicting reports here. One report contends that the 9’ers want Harper on their PS? WTF.

  22. MikeFromNewJersey – “I’m very concerned that we picked up a guy who couldn’t make the Jags roster.”

    Gus Bradley inherited a lot of D line talent in Jacksonville. They’ve been drafting near the top of the draft for years, and from 2008-2012 they picked 6 D linemen in the first three rounds. They don’t have all-pros but they have great depth on D line.

    And I trust that Bradley and Quinn were able to make a good deal there. Bradley got several defensive players from the Seahawks cuts, and he did Quinn a solid by trading a quality backup to us.

  23. wabubba67 says:

    A guy next to me in a Phoenix area restaurant was checking his phone and said that the Cardinals signed Parker, Howard, and McGrath. Does anyone know anything about this?

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