It’s not usual for a third-round draft pick to fail to make the 53-man roster, but that’s what happened to former University of Florida pass rusher Jachai Polite, whom the New York Jets let go during roster cuts last month.
Now he’s been let go from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.
The 68th overall pick got the axe from the Jets not just for uninspiring play on the field, but a horror show of disciplinary issues. He was even mocked to the Seahawks on some draft boards as a first-round talent, but evidently concerns about his character and other problems that arose pre-draft tanked his stock. The Jets took a chance on him in the third round, and the results speak for themselves.
Seattle scooped him up off waivers, but that didn’t even last a month.
Pete Carroll on releasing Jachai Polite off practice squad: "Just moving on, making a spot. Got another guy coming in.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 23, 2019
So as of this writing, there is still an open spot on the practice squad that will presumably be filled soon. Maybe Jazz Ferguson will come back!
Here’s your updated Seahawks practice squad:
WR Terry Wright
TE Jacob Hollister
G Jordan Roos
G Kahlil McKenzie
T Elijah Nkansah
G/C Kyle Fuller
S Adrian Colbert
DB Parry Nickerson
S Ryan Neal