Earlier this week, the Chargers cut former USC safety Kevin Ellison. And Ellison’s former college coach, Pete Carroll, gave Ellison a shot, claiming him on waivers.
It didn’t last long.
Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and The Sports Xchange reports that the Seahawks have waived Ellison.
But the move didn’t come because of Ellison’s on field performances. Ellison, per Balzer, failed a physical.
Something doesn’t make sense on this one. Not long ago, Ellison was participating in offseason workouts with the Chargers. And we’re aware of no reports of any injuries being sustained. Likewise, he had to pass a physical with the Chargers in order to be permitted to participate in offseason workouts in the first place.
So maybe the Seahawks simply had second thoughts. Or maybe the left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing when making the waiver claim. And maybe the left hand has since found out.