The Seahawks opened up a pair of roster spots on Monday afternoon, waiving running back Anthony Jones and cornerback Brian Allen, the team announced.
The @Seahawks made two roster transactions this afternoon. https://t.co/mMAndjwJQp— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) August 10, 2020
Jones, a former FIU tailback, was signed as a UDFA following the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5’10”, 215-pound runner totaled over 2,000 yards as a collegiate while overcoming injuries suffered in a shooting.
Jones was one of two running backs to be signed by Seattle following the draft, along with Patrick Carr. Both players have now been released, with Carr and the Seahawks parting ways in the initial cut from 90 to 80.
Allen, a fifth-round pick of the Steelers in 2017, spent the majority of last season on Seattle’s practice squad. At 6’3” and 215 pounds, Allen certainly looked the part of a Seahawks cornerback. However, he may have fallen victim to the sheer numbers at the position. Even after Allen was waived, Seattle has 11 corners on the roster—with most on the periphery younger than Allen (who will be 27 in October).
With the Seahawks waiving Jones and Allen, and John Ursua placed on the reserve/COVID list on Sunday, the team has three open roster spots.