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Seahawks waive undrafted DE Eli Mencer

NCAA Football: Albany at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday was an eventful day for the Seattle Seahawks, with several noteworthy transpiring. The day began with reports that the Hawks were set to bring back 2014 second round pick Paul Richardson in order to in part address injuries that have hit the wide receiver position during camp. That then led into the team cancelling its scheduled practice for Saturday, with head coach Pete Carroll giving an emotional statement to the media. Not to be done with things, the team also hosted five defensive players, including three defensive backs and two defensive linemen as it continues to work towards improving.

Then, late Saturday afternoon, word trickled out regarding who the Seahawks had released in order to make room for Paul Richardson.

Many fans had hoped that Mencer, who recorded 14.5 sacks as a senior at the University of Albany in 2019 could step in as an undrafted gem for the Hawks. However, with just a week to go before roster cuts and only fifteen days until the scheduled Week 1 opener against the Atlanta Falcons, it appears as though those hopes were misplaced.