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Seahawks waive D’Andre Walker, protect Shaquem Griffin and Stephen Sullivan

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The Seahawks started Week 4 of the regular season with an open spot on their 53-man roster and now, they have two. Seattle waived linebacker D’Andre Walker on Tuesday and opened up another roster spot, per the league’s transaction wire.

Walker was claimed by the Seahawks after roster cuts in August and slid into Seattle’s SAM linebacker spot, playing both off ball and as a pass rusher. In Week 3, Walker was active for the first time as a member of the Seahawks, in what appears to be his final game for the club.

In addition to waiving Walker on Tuesday, Seattle also waived linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee from the injured reserve. Ellerbee last played in 2018 and has spent 2019 and ‘20 on the injured reserve.

Also appearing on the transaction wire for the Seahawks on Tuesday was the team’s protection of Shaquem Griffin and Stephen Sullivan. As a result, Griffin and Sullivan are ineligible to be signed to another team’s active roster this week. For Griffin, another game day elevation is likely.

Finally, Seattle had four players in for tryouts on Tuesday—including Damarious Randall, whose visit was reported earlier in the day. The other three were defensive tackles Myles Adams and Kobe Smith, as well as EDGE Tim Williams. Of the four, excluding Randall, Williams will be the most familiar name after spending four years at Alabama, posting 20 sacks and 30 tackles for loss, before getting selected in the third round by the Ravens in 2017.

Should the Seahawks choose to sign any of the four, or perhaps Damon Harrison, they have two vacant roster spots.