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Seahawks release CB Parry Nickerson to fit in Jamar Taylor

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Monday reports emerged that the Seattle Seahawks were set to resign nickel cornerback Jamar Taylor, a veteran who had spent training camp with the Hawks before failing to make the cut when the team trimmed the roster to 53. That, of course, led to the question of how the team would make space on the roster in order to fit Taylor in, with fans wondering whether Neiko Thorpe’s hamstring or Justin Britt’s knee injury suffered in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals could see either player land on injured reserve.

On Tuesday the official word came down, and it is Parry Nickerson who the Hawks have waived in order to make space for Taylor on the 53 man roster.

Nickerson is the defensive back that was acquired by the Hawks from the New York Jets on the eve of the season in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick. The logical move would be for the Seahawks to hope that Nickerson clears waivers and then is added to the practice squad in order to fill the hole when the Washington Redskins grabbed Simeon Thomas off the Seattle practice squad.