Offensive guard Rees Odhiambo survived the Seattle Seahawks’ roster cuts on Saturday, but his time with Seattle ended on Sunday.
Mike Garofalo reports that the Seahawks have decided to waive the 2016 third-round draft pick, who’d been the team’s starting left tackle prior to the Duane Brown trade.
Seahawks are waiving OL Rees Odhiambo, source says. Started seven games last year for them. Former third-round pick.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 2, 2018
Odhiambo had a predictably rough time at left tackle, and missed the team’s final nine games after undergoing surgery on both hands for multiple dislocated fingers. The former Boise State Bronco also memorably replaced the injured Germain Ifedi at right guard in Seattle’s divisional playoff loss against the Atlanta Falcons, and inadvertently tripped Russell Wilson in the end zone for a safety.
With Odhiambo gone, the Seahawks have seemingly found his replacement, by claiming guard Jordan Simmons off the waiver wire. Simmons is listed at 6’3” and 339 lbs, entering his second-year in the NFL out of USC. He spent last year on the Oakland Raiders practice squad.
Hopefully Germain Ifedi has a breakout season, or else Seattle’s 2016 NFL Draft will have seen them pick two offensive linemen within the first three rounds, only for neither one of them to pan out.