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Seahawks announce practice squad

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm with 46 Comments »
September 2, 2013 12:24 pm

With practice scheduled for this afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks released the practice squad for the 2013 season.

The Seahawks added DT Michael Brooks, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Ty Powell, G Ryan Seymour, DB DeShawn Shead, DT Sealver Siliga, G Jared Smith and WR Bryan Walters.

Walters is the interesting one on his list. I know that Pete Carroll liked him as a return guy, but as fourth-year player I didn’t think he had any practice squad eligibility.

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  1. OregonHawk says:

    NO QB? Wonder why

  2. chuck_easton says:

    I assume they don’t think they need a QB. If Wilson really is the franchise QB we all think he is there is no need to develop a QB on the PS only to have him go somewhere else rather than sitting behind Wilson for several years.

    If there is an injury there are plenty of veteran QBs out there that could be signed in an emergency.

  3. I’m surprised they kept Helfet instead of a blocking TE. I wonder if Mike Person may be active on Sundays to be a blocking TE.

  4. Terrelle Pryor is now working with Oakland’s starters as they prep for opening day.

  5. Warren Moon on Matt Flynn: “Matt was more of a laid back guy, he wasn’t a guy that was going to stay around the facility all day & work…”
    12:51 PM – 26 Aug 2013

  6. tealskin says:

    If MRob’s playing career is at an end, hope he stays in the Seahawks organization in some capacity. (Or in the local media.) Think he has genuine talent that he could exploit for a second career.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I agree Chuck.

    There’s enough veteran QBs out there to sign in a pinch if needed.

    Pabs- Interesting observation regarding Flynn. Last year, ( from all info I could find) pointed to Wilson having a much better work ethic then Flynn.
    Laid back isn’t going to get you far in the NFL imo.

    Of course Flynn got the big pay check and Wilson had to prove all doubters wrong.
    Amazing how the Napoleon complex can fuel ones drive. How lucky we are!

  8. alittlecommonsense says:

    Going all the way this yesr! I feel Lombardi…:)

  9. trout_hound says:

    I’m still smarting for MRob. Great guy, and a true leader. I wonder if they asked him to take a pay cut before the axe dropped? Coleman is a feel-good story, I hope he can step up and stay healthy.
    I also feel bad for Winfield. Class act, rated as one of the top corners in the league last year, I’m surprised they wouldn’t keep him around for insurance at least, especially for late in the season. I guess I’d retire too if I thought I couldn’t beat out some no-name guys.
    Which brings me to a point. I get an impression that Pete likes to sacrifice a big-name free agent (see T.O./Winfield) at the end of each training camp as a confidence boost to the remaining position players. They can say, hey, I beat out a hall of famer. I think that did something for our WR’s last year psychologically and will do the same for our DB’s this year. ComPete, baby!

  10. With the Whiners signing Chris Harper, apparently from our practice squad, who else feels even more disgust for Harbaugh?.. can’t wait for this season to start!

  11. DreadHawks says:

    Isnt the practice squad usually 9? If so, I wonder what they have in mind for the next move??

  12. sluggo42 says:

    Haha, SF got the second string WR of the PS…

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    trout_hound – Agree. Agree. Agree.

  14. SandpointHawk says:

    OK let’s get this show on the road. It’s time for some Real Football.

    ‘Carolina Here We Come’…sang to the tune of ‘California Here We Come’.

    (Georgia I’m giving you that one)…

    Go Hawks

  15. montanamike2 says:

    I’m gonna miss the real rob report.

  16. tealskin says:

    Trout, If TO had anything left I think they would have kept him last season. They were thin at WR. Don’t think the FO is that cynical but more the nature of the business. If the result is that it motivates players, that’s ok too.

  17. islandman says:

    Darren Fells, at 6’7″, 281 lbs, agile as all get out as a former basketball player, should be signed to the practice squad. If he were to develop more skills, he would be a match-up nightmare for defenses. Seems like they still have 1 more slot on the practice squad.

  18. trout_hound says:

    Maybe they cut MRob just to piss off the Beast so he runs even harder this year?

    At least we still get the Fresh Files.

  19. islandman says:

    Regarding letting MikeRob go, of course Coleman is a feel good story….but neither he nor Ware showed me anything in the preseason to justify letting MikeRob go…unless the decision was strictly salary based. I’m very concerned about the loss of MRob’s blocking on the power running game. Will defintely miss The Real Rob Report!

  20. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    Come on guys, I should think Pete and Schneider have done enough where you can trust them enough on a decision regarding a FB. I like M-Rob as much as the next guy but if cutting him frees up salary to extend much more critical players like Sherman and Thomas then it’s a necessary evil. Also, who’s to say we don’t bring him back in Week 2 after his salary isn’t guaranteed? It’s a ruthless business but I doubt any other team else is going to pay him the $2.5 million he would have been commanding here.

  21. tealskin says:

    They only way it makes sense regarding MRob is if it’s about the money. Hoping he’s willing to take a paycut and Coleman can go to PS. That would be really sweet. Need him for at least one more season. Seems unanimous that nobody trusts the blocking from the running backs so far.

  22. chuck_easton says:

    There are only 8 spots on the PS.

  23. Would love to see MikeRob back when he recovers at a reduced salary. I do remember seeing something about him being interested in coaching. Wouldn’t hesitate to have him as a coach to keep the leadership and have him ready if needed. Are there any rules restricting him as an additional running back coach (not sure if there is a limit on asst. coaches?)

    Funny comment by Keith Price – said Russell Wilson texted him after the UW game with 3 things he needed to work on!

    Game Week!

  24. tealskin says:

    ACIB, It’s not that I don’t trust the FO, it’s a case of expressing disappointment at seeing a potential loss of a favorite player. Are we supposed to just blindly walk in lockstep and salute?

  25. mocarob says:

    Sidney Rice will be on NFL Fantasy Live tomorrow. 2pm. NFL Network.

  26. mocarob says:

    Who allowed you back in?

  27. sluggo42 says:

    I think that Coleman has basically a one or two game window while real rob is on the mend. If he succeeds, he is in, if not, rob is back.
    Ware doesn’t have the fullback mentality I don’t think. I still don’t know why he is on the team… Unless he gets cut when rob comes back…

  28. Hawkjitsu says:

    The season is starting, mocarob. That causes him to awaken from his hibernation. I’m sure the sound of Curry retiring was like an alarm clock to him.

  29. edstang45 says:

    wow Pab’s is a eye opener, Laid back guy competeing for starting QB??
    Well maybe makes sense as long as he hustles to cash checks….

  30. Hawkjitsu says:

    Awesome. Having Rice and Clemons and Mebane and McDaniels all returning to practice on wednesday is fantastic. It’s a bit of a letdown that Clemons will miss the opener, but it was also to be expected. Sounds like he’ll be ready for the thiefs…I mean the 49er’s on week 2. I’m just hoping that Rice eases into it and doesn’t have another “setback”. I’m sure he’ll be good. It’s all coming together, baby.

  31. HawkFromDay1 says:

    I’m concerned for Michael Robinsons because of this mysterious “illness” they’ve been talking about.

    Something might be up that’s not a little thing – sure hope he’s OK. I’d much rather this be salary cap motivated, than based on some kind of serious health issue. I’ll definitely miss the guy – he reinforced everything about the team’s identity.

  32. The problem I have is bailing on a guy who gained 40 lbs to be your FB, who stuck out the bad years, who is a ST’s ace, and the heart and soul leader of upr offense, and you cut him to save peanuts (1.5 million)—and this after trading a kings ransom for a midget with no soul or loyalty and paying him 11 million a year to wuss out and opt for surgery that may entail him missing most of the season.

    Mike Rob would be a bargain except for PH hogging all that cap space.

    If we lose Tate and/or Sherman because of Chancellors bloated contract and PH, I’m going to flat out riot.

    Time will tell. Maybe we bring him back, and maybe he’s got some debilitating disease: we don’t have enough info.

    I don’t see what’s wrong with lamenting the loss of a fine player, leader, and man. Not does that make me less of a fan of PC and JS; but they are human and they make mistakes–this may be a big one.

  33. Opiewon says:

    Mike Rob was signed by Oakland. It is a done deal now. I, like every other hawks fan, am nervous about how this will affect the run game. That OL in my opinion, is the only weakness of the team. Lynch and Wilson make them look better than they are. Coleman and Ware showed their real talent in the preseason as RBs not FBs. However, begining year 4 under PC and JS I have learned to trust their decisions. (unless the decision is to ice the kicker!) in Pete and John I trust.

    Regarding PHs contract. I do not doubt this organizatin will drop him to save money before next season should he not show durability. Injury prone players do not last long on this team. Guaranteed money is only guaranteed if you make the team. PHs peformance and attendance may be more important than a lot of people realize once he gets back on the field.

  34. Guaranteed money is paid up front. The old saying that possession is 9/10ths of the law seems kinda true. Hafta sue to get it back, like Pats tryin to get back some from their guaranteed money from Hernandez.

  35. Lost my login creds but I used to be Crunchmiester… anyway

    Hate losing Mike Rob, but that’s the down side of having a roster this deep and a philosophy of Always Compete. That 2 million savings (assuming 500k goes to whoever fills that roster spot) is significant if you want to sign Tate, Sherm, and Thomas (who is a must sign). Being at a championship level means letting guys we fans love hit the street. Browner will be hard for me personally because I love having that enforcer on the edge, but he’ll want big dollars and be way too past 27… I expect this is the last season of Rice, and maybe Miller unless he significantly restructures.

    It’s win now, but it’s also win next season too. Dynasty.

    The Harper thing is a bummer because we all want to win every transaction. But maybe this is a win too… SF has to carry that guy on the roster and clearly he was no where near making ours. Pete said around draft time that it was going to be tough for rooks to make the roster… they took a flyer, he didn’t make it. Be glad we have room to take flyers in the 4th round.

    DL seem scary but hey, I gotta believe the front office knows what they are doing. We went from a 2010 roster that picked up what, 5 dudes after final cutdown to a team where we think the 75th guy can start in the league. Amazing place to be.


  36. Opiewon I agree %100… PH has to make the team every year and his deal has to be in the best interests of the team as PCJS see it. Nothing is guaranteed. If he isn’t a difference maker they will trade him, or flat out cut him. And… Golden Tate might have something to say about this too.

  37. In terms of the running game, I gotta think Cable has a fresh game plan this year that contributed to making Mike Rob expendable. Only 2 TE’s, one of which is a rookie who’s blocking game is weak, and a rookie (basically) FB? No way we run last years ground game.


    STTBM, I suggest that you read this article about Harvin’s surgery. You may find it enlightening, especially this part.

    “The source said Kelly, who is known to only suggest surgery when necessary, laid out a few scenarios for Harvin. In one of those scenarios, he could return to action in the near future, but need surgery later in the year anyway. In that case, Harvin would have been out through the end of the regular season and perhaps the postseason.”

    So how exactly did he wuss out? You’re not an orthopedic surgeon and you didn’t examine him. Let it go.

  39. “However, begining year 4 under PC and JS I have learned to trust their decisions. (unless the decision is to ice the kicker!) in Pete and John I trust.”

    Very, very true. I have always hated calling the timeout right before the FG.

  40. todayisthegreatestday2003 says:

    Rex Walters made it! I’m happy for the guy! He reminds of a Wes Welker “lite”. We got a great backup QB with Jackson, I’m not worried at all. I’m predicting the Rams will take 2nd in our division this year. They have the 49er’s number!

  41. bbmate–Perhaps I was too hard on Harvin. I have swung back and forth on my opinion of him. Who knows what the whole truth is? The fact is, he’s been considered a malcontent since HS, and he’s been oft-injured. IMO, handing him such a huge contract and the draft picks to get him were ill-advised.

    I havent set my opinion in stone. Waiting to see what/how he contributes this year.

    The Mike Rob thing getting weirder and weirder. I hope he gets well and I hope we get him back.

  42. I’m also concerned that there is no 3rd QB. Expected to see him here.

  43. STTBM, I’m not even trying to debate whether trading for him was the right move. I think the jury’s still out personally. It obviously won’t be worth it if he is injured all the time. I’m just saying that I think people should back off about the hip surgery.

  44. ruminator1 says:

    i liked and admired mrob, but i am not that sad to see him go, especially since it seems to mean coleman and ware have a good chance to stick For me, mrob’s leadership will be missed more than his playing contributions (though i loved his blocking). i was a lot more disappointed with the mcgrath release. folks here say he was slow but he seemed to get open consistently, can catch and was an effective blocker.
    to me, a lot of the late personnel decisions were based on saving money. 2 players close? keep the less expensive.
    now that the season is here, i confess to a mild panic attack over carolina. anyone else concerned? or is everyone confident this is a win?

  45. ruminator1 says:

    i know someone else asked this but i didn’t see an answer–is there a pickem contest this year?

  46. ruminator, I have not seen an answer yet. I was going to ask again. If I recall correctly, Eric didn’t initiate it until fairly late in week 1, like Thursday or so.

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