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Report: Seahawks waive DE/LB Shaquem Griffin

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There’s always a surprise or two during cut down day and this year, the first surprise came early on. According to The Athletic’s Michael-Shawn Dugar, the Seahawks have waived Shaquem Griffin as a part of their cut down to 53 players.

As Dugar noted, Griffin appeared to have finally found stable ground on Seattle’s roster, fitting in as Bruce Irvin’s backup at SAM linebacker and providing a spark as a pass rusher. Unfortunately for the 2018 fifth-round pick, it wasn’t enough to stick around on the 53-man roster at the moment.

Subject to waivers, Griffin will be made available to all 31 teams and could find a home as a pass rusher in a 3-4 system. Otherwise, the Seahawks could be interested in bringing Griffin back to Seattle as a member of the team’s practice squad.

For now, Shaquill Griffin will be without his twin brother in Seattle—and as Dugar noted, in a contract year no less.