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Hawks release DT Siliga from practice squad, add DE Ojomo

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm with 31 Comments »
September 17, 2013 2:22 pm

The Seattle Seahawks released defensive tackle Sealver Siliga from the team’s practice squad this afternoon, replacing him with defensive end Adewale Ojomo.

At 6-4 and 270 pounds, Ojomo was active as a pass rusher in exhibition play for the Giants, posting 6.5 sacks over two preseasons.

Ojomo, 24, was released by the Giants last week after being on the active roster for a week. He signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent out of the University of Miami in 2012. He spent his entire rookie season on the Giants’ active roster, but only played in one game.

Seattle received Siliga in a trade with Denver for offensive lineman John Moffitt.

Aslo, the St. Louis Rams claimed former Seahawks offensive lineman Mike Person off of waivers.

Check out some highlights of Ojomo in the video below.

Cuts and waivers
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  1. Thanks for the information and post Eric. Best of luck to you and your family in SD and travel safe

  2. DanielleMND says:

    So now we have nothing to show for trading Moffitt.

  3. tchristensen says:

    Moffit may have just been released at the cut down anyway.

  4. Cable just wanted Moffitt gone–a reminder of his blown picks. He also wants to keep playing Sweezy, even though Sweezy sucks. Now he has his excuse–there’s no one else to play except Bowie/Bailey, who are rookies. Cable believes the only way to improve is to play–which is fine, to a point. But if thats true, I sure as hell hope they play Bailey and Bowie as well, as they seem to be more natural lineman than the Sweeze-bag. Just my opinion.

  5. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Sweezy doesn’t suck. He has been making good progress so far. Sweezy is a beast.
    BTW- I don’t hear you biching about Ungers play, Why?

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Sweezy’s no beast. He has improved to be sure, but he often gets pushed around in pass pro.

  7. sluggo42 says:

    I often wonder how moffitt fooled everyone for us to draft him so high…

    I want to see the kids get some time this week against jax, Baily and Bowie. CM should also get some carries, and kearse might get some touches too.

    Makes me wonder if a high pick next year goes to the o-line… I hope so. Anyone can pick him, except Cable…

  8. Georgia–No bitching about Ungers play, not by me. I merely noted what others have also commented on–that he doesnt look like himself, and he’s graded out poorly in two straight games. To me it looks like he’s got something wrong/injured that is causing him to lose strength at the point of attack, and also to make weak off-target shotgun snaps.

    He’s been getting manhandled, which isnt normal. The guy was money last year. He’s got to have an injury that isnt being reported, finger/hand/wrist/arm/shoulder, whatever…he’s not himself.

    Im worried about him. How is that bitching? Its not. Bitching is what youre doing every time I comment.

    And yes, Sweezy sucks. He flat sucks in pass pro, and he is inconsistent in run blocking. Id rather have someone who can make three run blocks in a row at an avg level, rather than Sweezy who makes one bad block, one mediocre block, and one great block out of three run calls..never mind his pass pro which just isnt good at all.

    I think–and hope–that at some point, Sweezy will be a good player. But he isnt showing much, thats all just faith. Faith is whats making you so angry anytime someone doesnt agree with your opinion. An opinion that appears to be based on hope and beer rather than close examination.

  9. Sluggo–Yep, I think its past time to take another lineman high–preferably a RT or G. Its also time to think about finding Mebanes successor–to find a young stud DT as well–someone like Kawann Short, whom many would have liked to see us nab rather than a RB like Michaels.

    I think Michaels will be a total stud, and a steal. But I catch myself daydreaming about how good this team would be with a stud young G or RT and a stud DT instead of a broken Harvin and a benchwarming RB.

    Long-term though, Im fine with it. McDaniels played great Sunday, Harvin is a toy that may or may not work out, and the line is what it is. Im worn out from hoping in vain for even decent G and RT play at this point.

    I still dont see this offense functioning well even with Harvin back unless and until the line plays at a much higher level. Here’s hoping Cable can work some magic and get Sweezy where he needs to be soon.

  10. GeorgiaHawk says:

    What’s wrong with Unger is that he can’t handle physical D-lineman. Remember the Miami game last year?

    Again, Sweezy gets a bad rap around here because (imo) he beat out one of the fans popular players.

    Bottom line for me is Unger isn’t as bad as he has looked, and Sweezy is better then some will give him credit.

  11. Georgia–Unger has proven over several seasons that he’s a smart, good football player and can handle the NFL at a Pro Bowl level. Breno hasnt proven anything yet, though I think his performance over the last half of last year has earned him at least some patience on my part for half the season.

    McQ proved he’s a journeyman, but IMO he appears to have lost a step in the offseason. Carp hasnt shown he can pass pro, stay healthy, or get in shape. Im holding out hope for him though. Sweezy has proven nothing; he’s one of, if not THE worst G’s in football.

    Losing Okung is very bad. I think he’s gonna miss serious time. 6-8 games serious. I guess thats better than the whole year, but it hurts just the same. I hate the idea of having to keep Miller in to help McQ block one guy…

  12. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Does anyone think we would be having interior O-line problems if the FO would have drafted DeCastro (like I wanted) instead of bone head Irvin?

  13. As Ive said a thousand times, while I like Moffitt and thought we should have kept him, I was really just pissed at the prospect of facing Sweezy as the entrenched starter at RG, and upset that we wasted a third round pick.

    I think Unger will bounce back, because he’s proven he’s a good player. I think he’s hurting. With Sweezy, no one really knows if/when he will play well. He’s long on potential, but short on performance. I was really hoping he’d make me eat crow and play well, but Ive watched him closely and he’s not performing well in any facet.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    STTBM- Overall I’m not doubting Unger. I agree he is smart, but he is not very physical imo. However his positives out weigh the negatives.

  15. I wanted DeCastro too, man. But Irvin has outplayed Sweezy from his first practice. Give the guy a chance. He did have 8 sacks and lead all NFL rookies. Sweezy was one of the worst rookie O-linemen last year. Ive seen enough from Irvin to make me hopeful. Cant say the same about Sweezy.

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Well, at least you have to give Sweezy credit for taking an opposing player out of the game.

    Breno and Sweezy reminds me of the Hansen brothers in the Slap Shot movie. Lol.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    STTBM- Sweezy wasn’t a first round pick like Irvin so it is not a fair comparison.

    Irvin is a one trick pony right now and really 8 sacks isn’t all that good compared to the best D-lineman.

    How many tackles did Irvin have last year?

    Plus he is like 26 years old. About as old as Rice and Lynch.

    So ok I don’t dislike Irvin, and I hope he can get out from knuckleheadism but I would still take DeCastro over him today.

  18. I grew up in Bellevue so want to be ‘pro’ DeCastro, but I’m wondering if many would be complaining about him being soft and injury prone much like they do about Carp. After all – he missed all of his rookie season to an injury, correct?

  19. LV Hawk–DeCastro showed up in decent shape and was playing great before his ugli injury. Carp was drafted two rounds above where he expected to go, and showed his gratitude by showing up fat and out of shape. He was terrible at RT and was hurt in a non-contact drill; IMO caused by being too fat for his knees. DeCastros injury was not caused by being 340 plus pounds, but by football.

    Then Carp came back too soon–which I blame Carrol and Cable for. Everyone could see his knee wasn’t right, but they kept playing him till it gave again.

    I’d trade Carp and a third–hell, maybe a second round pick straight up for DeCastro.

  20. edstang45 says:

    c’mon guys this team just beat the niners and is in position to be the best Hawks team ever. Get positive and quit second guessing the guys who have built us a winner….Go Hawks

  21. Georgia–just saying Irvin played well–DE’s usually take a couple years to get going; and he’s probably destined for LB anyway…but you are down on him but no Sweezy, who has played poorly. Hell, the supposedly tough Sweezy has been overpowered more than Irvin!

    Irvin was a part time player and a rookie–all the more impressive to get 8 sacks. Irvin was decent compared to veteran pass rush specialists–middle of the pack; Sweezy is perhaps the worst G in the Nfl. No comparison…

    But it’s cool. I hope Sweeze gets it together, and soon–I just fear he’s a year or two out, and that could cost us Super Bowls. He’s the weakest link.

  22. Southendzone says:

    Instead of wishing who we could have had last year instead of Irvin, why don’t we be even more optimistic and replace a HUGE 1st round bust. Here is a short list of players we could have had instead of the wonderful Aaron Curry:

    Clay Matthews
    Percy Harvin
    BJ Raji
    LeSean McCoy

  23. Ed–I’m not bagging on our FO; just obsessing over minutiae like the overly analytical geek I am…

    Be what u is; cause if u be what u ain’t, u ain’t what u is!

  24. Southendzone: thanks. I just puked in my mouth…

  25. Screensmoke says:

    Cable is a moron-he is sacrificing our team and QB by playing sweezy, getting rid of moffit – all because of his ego!- that’s what you are saying!Get real- put down the Bong- let the coaches coach!your reasoning is ridiculous

  26. BJ Raji – would have been the only one I wanted

  27. STTBM – I understand your points about Carp. What are your thoughts about Okung? People complain about him being soft because of his injuries. My point is that I’m wondering if some people would have the same complaints about DeCastro simply because he got injured.

  28. yankinta says:

    GeorgiaHawk,, lol, thank god we don’t have DeCastro,, he’s being considered a bust so far in Steelers town…. He would have been out the entire Rookie Season and he would have ended Max Unger’s 2013 Season by miscalculating his cut block on the defender and busted up Max’s Knees,,, :)

  29. GeorgiaHawk says:

    yankinta, I haven’t read anything that say’s Steeler town has considered DeCastro a bust so far.

    So where do you get info on that besides your own opinion?

  30. Seehawkgo says:

    Georgia: all you have to do is read Steeler fan websites. DeCastro is a MAJOR bust. To be fair, O line is a group effort, so you can’t pin all the failure on one guy. But regardless, DeCastro hasn’t played up to his hype.

    STTBM: Sweezy is one of the better pulling guards in the League. He can’t pass protect at all, and his straight line blocking is hit or miss. But he can pull and block downfield with the best of them. He’s easily the quickest lineman on the roster, and considering he’s played the position for just a little over 1 season, I’m inclined to cut him some slack. As for Carp, he flat out manhandled Justin Smith on Sunday night, particularly in run blocking. I agree he’s had issues showing up healthy and staying that way. But there’s no denying his innate ability.

    Losing Okung is going to hurt for sure. But Bailey played well at LT in the preseason. I expect he’ll get a lot of reps this week vs JAX.

  31. GeorgiaHawk says:

    He has only played 6 games and 4 of those games came last year after a major injury that Most lineman wouldn’t come back to play on until the next year.
    Most Steeler fans know this and a few unknowledgeable ones don’t.

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