The Seahawks are down to the NFL-mandated limit of 75 players in advance of today’s 1 p.m. deadline after making seven more moves this morning.
They waived-injured defensive tackle Michael Brooks, wide receiver David Gilreath and linebacker Horace Miller.
Seattle also placed backup middle linebacker and 2013 special-teams captain Heath Farwell (groin), cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and C.J. Davis (calf) on the season-ending injured-reserve list.
Farwell sustained what coach Pete Carroll said yesterday was a major groin injury that will likely require surgery. The 10-year veteran did that while jumping to defend a Chicago Bears pass in the end zone in an exhibition game Friday. The coach said Farwell is heading east to get a second opinion on needing surgery; at 32 years old his career seems to be in jeopardy.
Jefferson severely injured his ankle while getting tackled at the end of his interception during his strong game at Denver in the exhibition opener Aug. 7. Davis got hurt that same night.
Those players will be paid for the season, unless they reach an injury settlement with the Seahawks in the meantime to become free agents.
The Seahawks’ final move today was placing cornerback Eric Pinkins on their reserve-non-football-injury list.
Seattle’s next roster deadline is Saturday at 1 p.m., when it has to get the roster down to 53 for the start of the regular season. After a 24-hour waiver period Saturday until Sunday at 1 p. m., the Seahawks and every other team can begin setting its practice squad.