The Seattle Seahawks’ 2023 preseason has wrapped up, and now the difficult decisions have to be made regarding the roster. While we’re two days away from the deadline for reducing the 90-man roster down to 53, we anticipate that there will be news of players getting waived or released well in advance of the deadline.
This is your one-stop hub for Seahawks roster cuts news, reports, and confirmations from now until Tuesday.
These are the important deadlines to pay attention to:
- 4 pm ET on Tuesday, August 29th: Teams must trim roster to 53 players
- 12 pm ET on Wednesday, August 30th: Deadline for claiming players who are subject to waivers.
- After 12:01 pm ET on August 30th: 16-man practice squads may be formed.
- After 4:01 pm ET on August 30th: Any player placed on Reserve/Injured, Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, or Practice Squad; Injured during the regular season or postseason, may be designated for return later in the season, subject to the applicable procedures. Any player moved to IR prior to 12:00 pm ET time Wednesday is not eligible to return to the roster during the 2023 season.
And here’s an important rule to note re vested veterans:
- NFL players who are “vested” veterans are not subject to waivers if they’re released before the trade deadline. Players become vested after accruing four seasons of experience. So for example, Mario Edwards Jr could get released and sign with another team immediately, whereas Joey Blount would go through waivers.
Keep checking back here on Field Gulls as the updates roll in.
First Seahawks roster cuts announced
Seahawks waived TE Sal Cannella, DE Jordan Ferguson, WR Malik Flowers, CB Benjie Franklin, WR Justin Marshall, CB Chris Steele and RB Wayne Taulapapa— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) August 27, 2023
TE Griffin Hebert has been waived
The Seahawks are continuing to make cuts today ahead of tomorrow's deadline for teams to trim their rosters to 53. They've informed TE Griffin Hebert that he's being waived, I'm told. Hebert is a UDFA from Louisiana Tech.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 28, 2023
More roster cuts: Arquon Bush, Tyjon Lindsey, Jalen McKenzie, Liam Ryan
#Seahawks released Arquon Bush, Sal Cannella, Jordan Ferguson, Malik Flowers, Benjie Franklin, Griffin Hebert, Tyjon Lindsey, Justin Marshall, Jalen McKenzie, Liam Ryan, Chris Steeler and Wayne Taulapapa— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 28, 2023
Per Brady Henderson of ESPN the Seahawks have waived a pair of trench players in NT Matt Gotel and G Kendall Randolph.
The Seahawks have informed NT Matt Gotel that he's being waived, per source. Gotel, an alumn of Lakes High School in Tacoma, spent parts of the last two offseasons with Seattle.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
The Seahawks have informed G Kendall Randolph that he's being waived, I'm told. Randolph is a UDFA from Alabama.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
WRs Matt Landers and Easop Winston Jr been let go
More cuts: Greg Eiland, Tyler Mabry, Ty Okada and Levi Bell
Source: the Seahawks are waiving TE Tyler Mabry. He's been with Seattle since 2020. Played nine games over the past two seasons and caught a TD pass after being called up from the practice squad late last year. He's an obvious PS candidate, but he'll have to clear waivers first.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
The Seahawks have informed OLB Levi Bell that he's being waived, a source tells me. Bell is a UDFA from Texas State-San Marcos. Could see him back on Seattle's practice squad.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
Source: the Seahawks have informed S Ty Okada that he's being waived. Okada is a UDFA from Montana State.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
#Seahawks waived offensive lineman Greg Eiland, per a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 29, 2023
Report: Joey Blount waived with injury designation
Here's a notable Seahawks cut: they're waiving S Joey Blount with an injury designation. Blount, who made the team last season as a UDFA, hurt his shoulder in the preseason finale this past weekend.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
Patrick O’Connell has been waived
Source: The Seahawks have informed ILB Patrick O'Connell that he's being waived. O'Connell is a UDFA from Montana and another obvious candidate for Seattle's practice squad.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
Ben Burr-Kirven is being waived.
The Seahawks are releasing ILB Ben Burr-Kirven, a source tells me. BBK made it back this summer after missing the past two seasons with a serious knee injury.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
Jonathan Sutherland waived with injury designation
The Seahawks have yet to announce their roster moves, so I'm still tracking those down. And here's another interesting one: rookie S Jonathan Sutherland (calf) is being waived with an injury designation, a source tells me.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 29, 2023
Seahawks players waived or released (34): Sal Cannella, Jordan Ferguson, Malik Flowers, Benjie Franklin, Justin Marshall, Chris Steele, Wayne Taulapapa, Griffin Hebert, Arquon Bush, Tyjon Lindsey, Jalen McKenzie, Liam Ryan, Kendall Randolph, Matt Landers, Matt Gotel, Easop Winston Jr, Levi Bell, Greg Eiland, Tyler Mabry, Ty Okada, Joey Blount, Patrick O’Connell, Ben Burr-Kirven, Jonathan Sutherland, Holton Ahlers, SaRodrick Thompson, John Hall, Cade Johnson, Joey Hunt, Jacob Sykes, Lance Boykin, Roderick Perry II, Vi Jones, Christian Young,
Running back (4)
Kenneth Walker III
Wayne Taulapapa SaRodrick Thompson Jr
Wide Receiver (6 + 1 suspended)
Dee Eskridge* - Will be placed on suspended list
Cade Johnson Malik Flowers John Hall Matt Landers Tyjon Lindsey Easop Winston Jr Justin Marshall
Tight End (3)
Tyler Mabry Griffin Hebert Sal Cannella
Offensive Line (9)
Greg Eiland Joey Hunt Jalen McKenzie Kendall Randolph Liam Ryan
Defensive Line (6 + 2 on PUP)
Mario Edwards Jr
Bryan Mone* - on PUP
Austin Faoliu* - on PUP
Roderick Perry II Matt Gotel Jordan Ferguson
Outside linebackers (5)
Off-ball linebackers (5)
Vi Jones Ben Burr-Kirven Patrick O’Connell Christian Young
Jerrick Reed II
Jonathan Sutherland Joey Blount Ty Okada
Mike Jackson Jr
Benjie Franklin Chris Steele Lance Boykin Arquon Bush
Long Snapper (1):