The Seattle Seahawks have a few battles going on in training camp this year and it appears that one of them may have already been decided and it’s a minor upset: The Seahawks have released long-snapper Drew Ferris, leaving Nolan Frese as the favorite to win the job come September.
The @Seahawks have released LS Drew Ferris, placed DE Chris Clemons on res/retired list and signed SS Keenan Lambert and RB Cameron Marshall— Seattle Seahawks (@seahawksPR) August 4, 2016
Frese was at the University of Houston last year and was named as a third-team All-American by “Chris Sailer Kicking and Rubio Long-Snapping.” (I don’t know what that is either but considering it’s a special teams thing, I can assume it’s important and I’ve just never heard of it before.) He did not have a bad snap all year per Houston’s official website.
The dream appears over for now for Ferris, in Seattle at least. Signed in March as a potential replacement for Clint Gresham, Ferris appeared to beat out Andrew East for the job, but now both have been supplanted by Frese.
In other moves, the team brought back Keenan Lambert, the safety half-brother of Kam Chancellor who turned a few heads in camp last year with the Seahawks but didn’t make the roster. He played sparingly for the Oakland Raiders in 2015. Seattle also signed Cameron Marshall, who has previously been with the team as well, and most recently played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Seahawks need more depth at running back thanks to injuries to Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise, Tre Madden, and now apparently as of Thursday, Zac Brooks and Brandon Cottom.
They also officially placed Chris Clemons on the retired list.