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Seahawks cutdown day live thread: Which Hawks will make final cut for 53-man roster?


The Seahawks must cut their roster nearly in half, from 90 down to 53. What happens at backup QB now that Brett Hundley is in the fold? Will preseason standouts David Moore and Poona Ford crack the final roster?

D.J. ALEXANDER TWEETS GOODBYE TO SEATTLE

Seahawks Roster Watch

OFFENSE

QB — Started with: 4 | Down to: 4

  • Austin Davis
  • Alex McGough
  • Brett Hundley
  • Russell Wilson

RB — Started with: 7 | Down to: 7

  • Chris Carson
  • Mike Davis
  • Gerald Holmes
  • J.D. McKissic
  • Rashaad Penny
  • C.J. Prosise
  • Justin Stockton

FB — Started with: 2 | Down to: 2
OL — Started with: 15 | Down to: 15

  • Isaiah Battle (T)
  • Willie Beavers (T)
  • Justin Britt (C)
  • Duane Brown (T)
  • George Fant (T)
  • D.J. Fluker (G/T)
  • Marcus Henry (C)
  • Joey Hunt (C)
  • Germain Ifedi (G/T)
  • Jamarco Jones (T)
  • Rees Odhiambo (G/T)
  • Skyler Phillips (G)
  • Ethan Pocic (C/G)
  • Jordan Roos (G)
  • J.R. Sweezy (G)

WR — Started with: 13 | Down to: 13

  • Doug Baldwin
  • Marvin Bracy
  • Jaron Brown
  • Amara Darboh
  • Cyril Grayson Jr.
  • Marcus Johnson
  • Tyler Lockett
  • Brandon Marshall
  • David Moore
  • Keenan Reynolds
  • Caleb Scott
  • Damore’ea Stringfellow
  • Malik Turner

TE — Started with: 6 | Down to: 6

  • Kyle Carter
  • Ed Dickson (Active/Non-football injury)
  • Will Dissly
  • Nick Vannett
  • Tyrone Swoopes
  • Clayton Wilson (Active/Physically unable to perform)

DEFENSE

DL — Started with: 13 | Down to: 13

  • Ricky Ali’ifua (DE)
  • Frank Clark (DE)
  • Poona Ford (DT)
  • Rasheem Green (DE)
  • Joey Ivie (DT)
  • Branden Jackson (DE)
  • Quinton Jefferson (DT)
  • Nazair Jones (DT)
  • Tom Johnson (DT)
  • Dion Jordan (DE — Active/Physically unable to perform)
  • Jacob Martin (DE)
  • Jarran Reed (DT)
  • Shamar Stephen (DT)

LB — Started with: 10 | Down to: 9

  • D.J. Alexander
  • Emmanuel Beal
  • Austin Calitro
  • Josh Forrest
  • Shaquem Griffin
  • Barkevious Mingo
  • Jake Pugh
  • Bobby Wagner
  • Erik Walden
  • K.J. Wright

S — Started with: 8 | Down to: 8

  • Maurice Alexander (SS)
  • Kam Chancellor (SS — Reserve/Physically unable to perform)
  • Delano Hill (SS)
  • Lorenzo Jerome (FS)
  • Bradley McDougald (FS)
  • T.J. Mutcherson (FS)
  • Earl Thomas (FS — Reserve/Did not report)
  • Cedric Thompson (FS)

CB — Started with: 11 | Down to: 11

  • Elijah Battle
  • Jeremy Boykins
  • Justin Coleman
  • Tre Flowers
  • Shaquill Griffin
  • Dontae Johnson (Active/Physically unable to perform)
  • Akeem King
  • Byron Maxwell
  • Trovon Reed
  • Neiko Thorpe
  • Mike Tyson

SPECIAL TEAMS

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In the first apparent confirmation of a waiving by Seattle, linebacker D.J. Alexander tweeted Friday night that Seattle had been fun but that it’s “on to the next,” which seemed an obvious reference to needing to find a new team now.

Alexander was acquired in a trade with Kansas City last year for fellow linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, sought after in part for his special teams ability — he made the Pro Bowl as a special teamer in 2016 with the Chiefs.

But he had trouble staying healthy, playing in 12 games last season before suffering a shoulder injury and then missing all four preseason games this year, apparently still due to the shoulder.

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Alexander had been listed as a backup middle linebacker, a spot that will likely go to Austin Calitro, who has been listed as the primary backup all preseason behind Bobby Wagner and had a standout camp.

INQUIRIES MADE ABOUT EARL THOMAS?

Per this NFL Network report on Friday evening, “multiple teams” have approached the Seahawks about a trade for Earl Thomas, but so far none have met the Seahawks’ asking price. Here’s what this could mean for the Thomas-Seahawks stalemate. 

SEAHAWKS KEEPING THEM WAITING

As of 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Seahawks had announced no new cuts or other roster moves. That’s not a surprise — the Seahawks always wait until the last minute if they can.

More of a surprise is that none had yet leaked. Often a few of the early ones do either through player tweets or leaks or agents letting it out, etc. But with nothing needing to be officially done until Saturday afternoon, maybe the Seahawks were taking more time than usual. Or maybe none of their moves had just gotten out.

A handful of teams have announced moves on Friday, mostly of that were on the lower reaches of their roster. No teams had announced all their moves.

One reason for the delay is that this weekend is handled a little differently. Usually, if a team sends in name of a player it has waived, other teams then have the next 24 hours to claim that player if they want. But during this weekend, waivers do not begin until 1 p.m. Saturday (Seattle time). The Seahawks are among the teams who’d rather give as little notice as possible to other teams about which players they may make available since they usually want to get at least 10 of them back on their roster on the practice squad, which can only happen if those players clear waivers.

The Seahawks also like the ability to know at least some of the other players who are going to be available before they officially make their moves.

So maybe there will be no big news for the Seahawks Friday. We’re still waiting.

KICKING THINGS OFF

So as of Friday at about 10:40 a.m. there had yet to be any news about cuts made by the Seahawks, or trades, or anything else.

Nothing has to be done or announced until Saturday at 1 p.m. — and trust us, the Seahawks will use all of that available time before making anything official — which is worth remembering. But a lot of stuff typically gets done on Friday.

It was a year ago on this day that the Seahawks made the trade for Justin Coleman and the trade for Sheldon Richardson, sending Jermaine Kearse to the Jets in the process of the latter deal.

So buckle up. We’re settling in for the long haul here and will pass along news as it comes, as well as instant analysis of any moves made.

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