By John Boyle Herald Writer
The Seahawks just announced their roster cuts, as well as the trade of a conditional draft pick to Jacksonville for DT D’Anthony Smith. Smith, a third-round pick in 2010, has appeared in just eight games, all last season, because of injuries.
Also of note aside from the cuts, defensive end Chris Clemons will start the season on the active roster, not the Physically Unable to Perform list.
The two biggest names on the list are ones we already knew, FB Michael Robinson and CB Antoine Winfield, who according to a tweet from head coach Pete Carroll, plans to retire. Also of note was that Seattle released TE Sean McGrath, meaning they currently only have two TEs on the roster. That would seem to indicate that the Seahawks will look to add another tight end via waivers this weekend.
Here’s the full list of roster moves.
WR Phil Bates
DT Michael Brooks
DT Dewayne Cherrington
WR Arceto Clark
TE Darren Fells
DB Winston Guy
WR Chris Harper
TE Cooper Helfet
DT Jaye Howard
G Rishaw Johnson
TE Sean McGrath
DB Ron Parker
LB Ty Powell
G Ryan Seymour
DB DeShawn Shead
DT Sealver Siliga
G Jared Smith
WR Bryan Walters
Terminated Veteran Contract
DT Clinton McDonald
FB Michael Robinson
QB Brady Quinn
CB Antoine Winfield
So here’s what the Seahawks roster looks like as of now, but remember more moves will almost certainly happen between now and the season opener.
QB (2): Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson
RB/FB (5): Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Christine Michael, Spencer Ware, Derrick Coleman
WR (5): Sidney Rice, Stephen Williams, Golden Tate, Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin
TE (2): Zach Miller, Luke Willson
OL (10): Max Unger, Russell Okung, Paul McQuistan, JR Sweezy, Breno Giacomini, James Carpenter, Alvin Bailey, Michael Bowie, Lemuel Jeanpierre, Mike Person.
DL (11): Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Red Bryant, Benson Mayowa, Jordan Hill, Tony McDaniel, Brandon Mebane, D’Anthony Smith, Mike Morgan, O’Brien Schofield.
LB (6): KJ Wright, Bobby Wagner, Malcolm Smith, John Lotulelei, Allen Bradford, Heath Farwell.
DB (9): Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Walter Thurmond, Chris Maragos, Jeron Johnson, Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane.
Specialists (3): Steven Hauschka, Jon Ryan, Clint Gresham