With roster cutdown day having come and gone, much of the focus of the final Sunday before the 2017 NFL regular season starts has been on which players would be claimed off of waivers, as well as finalizing every teams’ 10-man practice squads.
For the Seattle Seahawks, while they didn’t claim anyone off of waivers, three players they cut ties with on Saturday did get picked up on Sunday.
Since the waiver wire priority is determined by draft positioning, the Cleveland Browns were first in line, and unsurprisingly they grabbed Kasen Williams. The former University of Washington wide receiver had an impressive preseason with the Seahawks, and his exclusion from the 53-man roster was a surprise (and disappointment) to many.
On the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Pierre Desir was claimed by the Indianapolis Colts. This feels a little more important to note than Williams if only because Indianapolis is thin at the position, even more so with the groin injury to Vontae Davis, who is far and away their best CB. It’s distinctly possible we see Desir on the field for the Colts’ week 4 matchup at Seattle.
Last but not least, defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson is now with the Los Angeles Rams. Jefferson missed much of his rookie season due to injury and had underwhelmed in preseason. Jefferson was one of two fifth-round picks made by the Seahawks in the 2016 draft, with the other one being running back Alex Collins, who cleared waivers and was signed to the
Jets Ravens practice squad.