Saturday night the Seattle Seahawks were on the short end of a 30-3 drubbing at the hands of the Denver Broncos in Week 2 of the preseason. Since it was preseason and the majority of starters were on the bench, the loss was not all that much of a surprise, however, the injuries to multiple potentially key depth players was possibly the most devastating part of the loss.
Sunday reports emerged that one of those players who suffered a serious injury, John Ursua, was in fact lost for the year after tearing his ACL. Monday morning reports regarding a second player who suffered a knee injury in the game confirmed the fears of fans.
#Seahawks LB Ben Burr-Kirven suffered a torn ACL on Saturday night, source said following the MRI. The former fifth-round pick had worked with the starters and was impressing at camp, emerging as a key player. Now, done for the season.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2021
Thus, it appears as though Ben Burr-Kirven will join Ursua in moving to injured reserve prior to the 4 PM New York time deadline on Tuesday for teams to trim their rosters from 85 to 80. With the team having already announced the release Dom Wood-Anderson Sunday, the Seahawks will need to make two more transactions in order to come into compliance.