Jazz Ferguson was the leading candidate to win the “Kasen Williams Award” this season as everyone’s favorite player in preseason who gets cut and unfortunately for Jazz and his fans, he’s now eligible. Tom Pelissero reported on Saturday that the Seattle Seahawks are indeed releasing Ferguson as they move the roster down to 53 players.
Ferguson is a prime candidate to land on the Seahawks practice squad.
The #Seahawks are cutting WR Jazz Ferguson, source said. Had a productive preseason and could get claimed. Otherwise, likely back on Seattle's practice squad.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2019
Though he was a fan favorite, Ferguson wasn’t much of a favorite to NFL GMs in April when he went undrafted. That’s not to say that he doesn’t have a bright future or that he wasn’t draftable, but Ferguson passing through waivers would not at all be surprising. In fact, the surprise would be if a team does pick him up.
He’s far from the first popular receiver to be released at final cuts and past examples do include players like Jermaine Kearse and David Moore.