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Practice squad players could be announced today

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 31, 2008 at 12:43 pm with 13 Comments »
August 31, 2008 12:43 pm

The players who were released yesterday have until 1 o’clock this afternoon to clear waivers. Then they have to negotiate their contracts — not that there is a great deal to negotiate — with the team. Whichever players get done, the team could announce this afternoon.


There is no practice today. They start their regular practice schedule tomorrow, with an afternoon practice, Tuesdays off, and then resume practice on Wednesday in preparation for the Sunday game.


I am heading out for the afternoon but will post the practice squad players who are announced once I get back this evening.

Categories:
Cuts and waivers
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  1. Please Bumpus and Adams be on that squad!! I want them on this team!

  2. finecheeses says:

    Frank,

    I know they’re not the same thing, but is there some reason I’m missing why Josh Wilson can’t practice up and start returning punts? I like Forsett, but I don’t know why there’s no option.

  3. finecheeses says:

    Also, could we get the 2008 schedule up on the front page now?

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Bumpus and Adams made it through waivers. Very happy about that.

  5. 8/31/2008 Signed to practice squad: S Jamar Adams, DT Kevin Brown, WR Michael Bumpus, CB Marquis Floyd, G Pat Murray, TE Joe Newton and T Kyle Williams.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    So the ‘Hawks have to cut two more players next Monday (8th) and have only one spot available on the ps, we can safely assume that it won’t be taken by one of the kickers that’s sure to get cut, so who? It’s hard to believe that Atkins or Babin will now get cut, Forsett? Any thoughts?

  7. ttvrdy181 says:

    So no LB on the PS? Seems like we need at least 1 with only 6 LB on the roster!

  8. badcat63 says:

    From Seahawks.com

    Seahawks Sign Seven to Practice Squad
    8/31/2008

    Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have signed seven players to the eight-man practice squad, it was announced today. The eighth player will be signed at a later date.

    German tackle Samuel Gutekunst, assigned to Seattle through the NFL’s International Practice Squad Program, does not count toward the eight-man limit.

    Seahawks Practice Squad
    S – Jamar Adams
    DT – Kevin Brown
    WR – Michael Bumpus
    CB – Marquis Floyd
    T – Samuel Gutekunst
    G – Pat Murray
    TE – Joe Newton
    T – Kyle Williams

    GO SEAHAWKS

  9. finecheeses:I know they’re not the same thing, but is there some reason I’m missing why Josh Wilson can’t practice up and start returning punts? I like Forsett, but I don’t know why there’s no option.

    Yeah, this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me either. The Seahawks are carrying four tailbacks and four healthy receivers. One of those tailbacks is a rookie return man who says he never returned kicks in college. Meanwhile, one of the guys they cut is a rookie receiver who was a punt return specialist in college.

    Are they so desperate for a return specialist that they need to use up a roster spot on this rookie? If you need someone that bad, use Burleson. He’s one of the best in the business. So it’s a little risky. It’s a risky business.

    Sometimes I think Seattle makes these decisions based on the popular opinions of their fan base. If that’s what you’re doing guys then stop it. Your fans are clueless.

  10. Dukeshire says:

    “…use Burleson. He’s one of the best in the business. So it’s a little risky. It’s a risky business.” Yes, it is risky, that’s why, with the receiving corp so banged up, I would hate to see them use Burleson. It was one thing to use him when he was the #3 receiver, but now that he’s #1, got to keep him out of harms way as much as possible. They may use Forsett this week, then cut him next, hoping he clears waivers, using Wilson again in the future. The only thing I know for sure is that they aren’t making “these decisions based on the popular opinions of their fan base.” They are well aware that the “fans are clueless”.

  11. reshumate says:

    Obo was the backup PR. Forsett stays unless he fumbles four times Week 1.

  12. earther says:

    reshumate:Obo was the backup PR.

    The point is that Bumpus is an experienced punt returner. He was a regular return man in college. If you’re going to hand that job to a rookie, wouldn’t it be better to give it to a guy who is used to it AND have a guy who can do double duty as a backup wide out in a decimated receiving corps? Keeping Justin Forsett makes very little sense to me.

  13. rramstad says:

    We’re fans, and clearly they don’t think Bumpus is ready for prime time as an NFL punt returner. Just MHO. If he stays on the PS for the whole season, it’s entirely possible that he’ll be challenging for a roster spot next year.

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