Seahawks release WR Charly Martin, add long snapper Kyle Nelson

The Seahawks made a roster move Thursday, releasing receiver Charly Martin and claiming long snapper Kyle Nelson off of waivers from San Francisco.

Martin appeared in four games last season, starting one, and had four catches for 42 yards. With the addition of Percy Harvin and Chris Harper, Martin looked like a long shot to make Seattle’s roster this season.

Nelson, who came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and has been on several teams’ practice squads, snapped in six games last season for San Diego.

His signing, as well as that of LS Adam Steiner, who has since been released, is not a sign that the Seahawks are unhappy with current long snapper Clint Gresham, but rather that they likely want to avoid paying a long snapper $1.323 million, which is the value of the restricted free agent tender Gresham signed in the offseason. It would not be surprising to see the Seahawks and Gresham to agree to a multi-year deal worth less per season, especially if Nelson can do a good enough job in training camp to show he is a viable alternative if Gresham weren’t willing to redo his deal.

More in Sports

Poll: How do you feel about the Seahawks’ anthem decision?

Seattle stayed in the locker room during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s game.

Seahawks lose 33-27 as defense wilts in the Tennessee heat

The Titans scored 21 points in the third quarter against a gassed Seahawks defense.

Poll: Help us plan this week’s high school football coverage

This week The Herald covers HS football at Glacier Peak/Monroe, and Jackson/Lake… Continue reading

Much discussion went into ‘revolutionary’ pregame protest

The Seahawks and the Titans stayed in their locker rooms during the national anthem.

Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense both melt down

Seattle’s standout cornerback was hit with three penalties on the same play.

Grading the Seahawks’ 33-27 loss to the Tennessee Titans

Seattle’s offense and defense each played well — for a half.

Silvertips bounce back, beat the Tri-City Americans 4-1

Tips give new head coach Dennis Williams his first WHL win a day after dropping their season opener

Mariners officially eliminated from the AL wild-card race

A 4-2 loss to the Indians assures Seattle will miss the playoffs for the 16th straight season

REFLECTIONS: Luding, Silvertips respond in a big way

The Game Chalk this one up as a major confidence booster for… Continue reading

Most Read