The Seahawks have until 1 pm PT today to cut their roster down to 53 players, and have already started telling a few players that they won't be retained.
- In the run-up to the deadline, Seattle will apparently waive Robert Turbin with an injury designation. The backup running back suffered a high ankle sprain -- believed to be a five-week recovery timetable -- so Seattle apparently feels strongly enough in the abilities of Christine Michael (who they're apparently trying to trade, per a report) and/or Thomas Rawls, Rod Smith, and Derrick Coleman to be the backup options. The signing of Fred Jackson was also a signal that Turbin was quite a ways away from coming back. Seattle could potentially bring Turbin back once his injury has healed, so waiving him is preferable to placing him on the Injured Reserve, as Turbo's a free agent after this season anyway.
-- Both Will Blackmon and Jesse Williams tweeted out somewhat vague, but telling, messages that imply they've been released.
It's been real Seattle. Thank you 12's.— Will Blackmon (@willblackmon) September 5, 2015
Appreciated Every Moment. https://t.co/83ATe7aqga— Jesse Williams (@ThaMonstar) September 4, 2015
-- Safety Keenan Lambert posted on Instagram that he'd been released.
-- Bob Condotta reports that linebacker Eric Pinkins has been released. This is a mild surprise. Condotta notes that the team hopes to keep him on their practice squad.
-- Danny O'Neil reports that WR Kasen Williams will be waived.
-- Safety Ryan Murphy will be waived.
-- Guard/center Kristjan Sokoli has made the initial 53-man roster, per his agent.
-- B.J. Daniels and Chris Matthews are expected to make the 53-man roster, reports Danny O'Neil.