The Seattle Seahawks have until Saturday, September 3 at 1 PM PST to get their roster down to 53 players, meaning that at least 22 current members of the team will be gone -- Maybe more if the Seahawks decide to pick someone up off of the waiver wire, which seems plausible given some of what happened in their preseason finale against the Raiders.
Update: The Seahawks have signed longsnapper Tyler Ott, per Aaron Wilson on Twitter. Ott confirms on Twitter that he did not sign with Seattle.
Update 2: The Seahawks will release Jahri Evans.
Update 3: The Seahawks are releasing OLB Eric Pinkins. A favorite early in camp to succeed Bruce Irvin at SAM, Pinkins did not play well enough to make the team it appears. In three seasons, Pinkins has yet to make the final roster, though he was on the practice squad in 2015 and activated for six games.
Update 4: Tanner McEvoy’s former high school congratulated him on being a Seahawk.
Update 5: DeAndre Elliott’s tweet makes it seem like he has made the final 53. That’s not a player most have had in any of their 53-man projections but he looked like a strong candidate as of late.
Update 6: The Seahawks have traded for safety Dewey McDonald, who was on the Raiders, per Aaron Wilson. An earlier cryptic tweet from Tyvis Powell makes it seem like Seattle is going in another direction.
Update 7: The team has apparently kept tackle George Fant. Could be bad for Terry Poole.
Update 8: The Seahawks have apparently traded for ANOTHER safety: L.J. McCray of the 49ers. Intra-division trade. This could be bad for a number of safeties now, seems like Tyvis Powell can’t make this roster.
FINAL UPDATE: Full List of Cuts is there. Initial 53-man Roster Is there.
Jordan Hill suffered yet another injury, tweaking his hamstring on Thursday. Will that force the team to carry an extra defensive tackle, will they keep someone in favor of Hill, or will it be of no consequence?
Trevone Boykin played very poorly in the finale, even though he was under duress for most of the game. Will the team really feel comfortable having Boykin as the lone option to come into a game at quarterback should they need him? I think his overall play in the preseason had more lowlights than highlights, even if the highlights were really exciting.
A battle between what felt like 25 wide receivers for one spot somehow comes down to, “Should the Seahawks sign a new wide receiver to win a job over all of them?” The leader by default may be Tanner McEvoy because of his versatility and the fact that the team may be wanting to see more after he missed the finale.
The team didn’t announce their cuts during the first wave of releases until they absolutely had to on Tuesday. They very likely will do the same over the next 25 hours -- but players might end up leaking the news anyway. We’ll keep it up to date here.
Prepared for the worst but still praying for the best— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) September 2, 2016