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Seahawks continue purge of veteran players

In our Week Zero Power Rankings, we remarked that the Seattle Seahawks will soon qualify as an expansion team, if they get rid of any more players who were on the roster in 2009.

They’ve now gotten rid of another one.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, defensive tackle Craig Terrill has been released.

Terrill, a sixth-round pick in 2004, appeared in 13 games with one start in 2009.  He had become a key member of the team’s defensive tackle rotation.

As a vested veteran, Terrill becomes an unrestricted free agent.  The Seahawks in turn avoided paying him $1.15 million in 2010, which would have become guaranteed if he had been on the roster as of Week One.

It’s unknown whether the Seahawks will bring him back after the first weekend of the regular season, at which time his salary would not be guaranteed.  In the interim, it’s possible that former Seahawks coach/G.M. Mike Holmgren will make a play for Terrill, who possibly could slide to defensive end in the 3-4 defense that Cleveland employs.

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35 Responses to “Seahawks continue purge of veteran players”
  1. jimmySee says: Sep 7, 2010 4:34 PM

    Has Cleveland signed even one of the Holmgren-era Seattle cuts?

  2. PatricktheDookie says: Sep 7, 2010 4:36 PM

    What the hell is going on in Seattle?

  3. dscjmc says: Sep 7, 2010 4:36 PM

    Pete Carroll is clueless

  4. dbartdog says: Sep 7, 2010 4:39 PM

    Browns just released a Viking.

  5. DarkHorse81 says: Sep 7, 2010 4:42 PM

    As a Pats fan it can’t hurt kicking the tiers on this guy god knows we need to improve that pass rush

  6. albaNY Hawker says: Sep 7, 2010 4:49 PM

    Holmgren picked up Seneca Wallace in free agency.
    Rumor has it that Jordan Babineaux is resigning with the Seahawks, which is probably why Terrill was released.

  7. Philly Cheese says: Sep 7, 2010 4:49 PM

    What did I miss?? I was just in the restroom releasing a Brown.

  8. Kevin C says: Sep 7, 2010 4:56 PM

    jimmySee says:
    September 7, 2010 4:34 PM
    Has Cleveland signed even one of the Holmgren-era Seattle cuts?
    Yes. Steve Vallos
    dscjmc says:
    September 7, 2010 4:36 PM
    Pete Carroll is clueless
    Let me help you with your cluelessness… It’s called a rebuild.

  9. 008klm says: Sep 7, 2010 4:56 PM

    CLE signed SW & S.Vallos.

  10. heyguru says: Sep 7, 2010 4:59 PM

    You people fail to realize Pete can still beat the HOLY BEJEEZUS out of Washington State with the talent they have on the roster, and even though the U.C.L.A game is away, he’s smelling Roses big-time. Eh….maybe that’s not roses. Maybe it’s the incense and hash combination.

  11. Jeff0621 says: Sep 7, 2010 5:03 PM

    Carroll and Schneider have been masterful in turnign over this roster of losers – into a team that can compete.
    Really looking forward to an entertaining year

  12. ejtowne says: Sep 7, 2010 5:09 PM

    Pete Carrol is a very smart coach, but I think he has officially lost his mind this year.

  13. Stealthhawk says: Sep 7, 2010 5:18 PM

    jimmySee, yes, he signed C Steve Vallos yesterday.

  14. TheToolofTools says: Sep 7, 2010 5:22 PM

    Yes… Holmgren picked up Steve Vallos a center/o-lineman off the waiver wire.
    In Mike We Trust !

  15. red13 says: Sep 7, 2010 5:29 PM

    # jimmySee says: September 7, 2010 4:34 PM
    Has Cleveland signed even one of the Holmgren-era Seattle cuts?
    **********************************
    Ummmm, only Steve Vallos, Bobby Engram. Seneca Wallace (actually traded for him), and Floyd Womack.

  16. ECS - Brougham Boys 74 says: Sep 7, 2010 5:30 PM

    Well, let’s see… Seattle was paying a bunch of veterans a ton of money and they all played like crap. The Seahawks last year looked like a bunch of grannies and malcontents, like they were annoyed by the fact that they had to play in order to get paid. The purge was necessary. When you win 9 games in 2 seasons combined, it’s time to take out the trash. Unfortunately for Seahawk fans, that entire team is trash. Carroll recognized it and now he’s doing the dirty work. I’d be amazed if any of the players who have been cut and then picked up by other teams are able to stay on those teams for more than a season or two.
    Over the last few years, the Seahawks have made the Lions look like a bunch of overachievers. This purge was long overdue. Goodbye, and good riddance.

  17. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Sep 7, 2010 5:31 PM

    @# Philly Cheese says: September 7, 2010 4:49 PM
    “What did I miss?? I was just in the restroom releasing a Brown.”
    Mind if I borrow that line? Just for 3-4 months?

  18. hawksnest says: Sep 7, 2010 5:43 PM

    womack was signed before holmy

  19. thats_what_she_said says: Sep 7, 2010 6:50 PM

    Kevin C says:
    dscjmc says:
    September 7, 2010 4:36 PM
    Pete Carroll is clueless
    ———————————————–
    Let me help you with your cluelessness… It’s called a rebuild.
    —————————————————–
    @ Kevin C – so this is called a rebuild.. funny how u couldn’t notice that a few years back when the 49ers were rebuilding, and u thought Seattle was so Elite running the NFC West..
    I understand dumping off some of the vets who are no longer an asset to ur team… I’d also like to thank u for collecting the pile that we kicked out from Sanfran..
    u got an alcoholic GM, and bench warmers; a lazy, talentless hack on ur D-Line, over paid, overrated, injury prone WR, and a special teamer with heart/RB who failed to plung into the end-zone when the game was on the line.

  20. Bing253 says: Sep 7, 2010 6:53 PM

    Really look at their depth chart and all they did was change the depth everyone who is starting was on the team all summer? The only change is Chester Pitts will start at LT because Okung is out. All they did was get rid of the crap they called depth and if Florio ever looked at a depth chart he would realize that but then again maybe not?

  21. Ninerdoodle says: Sep 7, 2010 7:05 PM

    This is all good news for the 49ers.
    Gore gets to continue making Babineaux look like a rookie, and Willis gets a better chance at breaking Hasselbecks ribs again! Ya!

  22. FinFan says: Sep 7, 2010 7:18 PM

    whats next? Carroll drops hasselback for a ball boy?

  23. Marcinik07 says: Sep 7, 2010 7:34 PM

    BEACUSE THEY SUCK!!!! HAHAHAHA

  24. Kevin C says: Sep 7, 2010 7:35 PM

    @thats_what_she_said
    Seattle was an elite team at that time and San Fran was just losing and not rebuilding. They are still losing. They never make the playoffs or have a winning record, so when does their rebuild payoff? They haven’t done anything but stare at Singletary’s johnson in the locker room and lose games.

  25. saintsfan66 says: Sep 7, 2010 7:39 PM

    Crazy.. they loby like mad men to sign Housh and the following year take a huge hit and just release him..
    Wouldn’t trading him have been the smarter thing to do?

  26. NinerDynasty says: Sep 7, 2010 7:47 PM

    thats_what_she_said says: September 7, 2010 6:50 PM
    Kevin C says:
    dscjmc says:
    September 7, 2010 4:36 PM
    Pete Carroll is clueless
    ——————– ——————– ——-
    Let me help you with your cluelessness… It’s called a rebuild.
    —————– ——————– —————-
    @ Kevin C – so this is called a rebuild.. funny how u couldn’t notice that a few years back when the 49ers were rebuilding, and u thought Seattle was so Elite running the NFC West..
    I understand dumping off some of the vets who are no longer an asset to ur team… I’d also like to thank u for collecting the pile that we kicked out from Sanfran..
    u got an alcoholic GM, and bench warmers; a lazy, talentless hack on ur D-Line, over paid, overrated, injury prone WR, and a special teamer with heart/RB who failed to plung into the end-zone when the game was on the line.
    —————————————————-
    Exactly what i said too!! hahah.. seahag fans make me giggle with Bias stupidity. Rebuilding with all the trash-rejects around the nfl. pleaseee!
    Someone remind pete this is not college!!!

  27. cball77 says: Sep 7, 2010 7:55 PM

    On behalf of all Seahawks fans a huge shout-out to the guy who updates the depth chart on http://www.seahawks.com.
    Your job has been nuts the last week, I hope they’re paying you overtime (I think your owner can afford that, espcially since he can flush 6.5 million down the toilet to watch Housh leave for nothing).

  28. sweetnlow310 says: Sep 7, 2010 8:09 PM

    thats_what_she_said…
    Good job pointing out the flaws of a few of the Seahawks. Do you really want us to do the same with some of your 49ers’?

  29. DirtMcGirt38 says: Sep 7, 2010 8:24 PM

    Craig Terrill is awful and should have been cut years ago. Only through Ruskell was he kept around.

  30. ShaKey says: Sep 7, 2010 8:40 PM

    I think people grossly overestimate this division.

  31. BucHater says: Sep 7, 2010 9:08 PM

    Hey why didn’t you start with HOLLOWBACK …. oh wait he will be done after WILLIS gets done with him sunday!!!!!

  32. FumbleNuts says: Sep 7, 2010 10:05 PM

    Pete Carroll is getting rid of ALL Tim Ruskell’s overpriced PATHETIC LOSERS!!!!

  33. cthunder says: Sep 8, 2010 4:04 PM

    Well, let’s see… Seattle was paying a bunch of veterans a ton of money and they all played like crap. The Seahawks last year looked like a bunch of grannies and malcontents, like they were annoyed by the fact that they had to play in order to get paid. The purge was necessary. When you win 9 games in 2 seasons combined, it’s time to take out the trash. Unfortunately for Seahawk fans, that entire team is trash. Carroll recognized it and now he’s doing the dirty work. I’d be amazed if any of the players who have been cut and then picked up by other teams are able to stay on those teams for more than a season or two.
    Over the last few years, the Seahawks have made the Lions look like a bunch of overachievers. This purge was long overdue. Goodbye, and good riddance.
    ====================================
    Amen! Preach on brotha, preach on!

  34. cthunder says: Sep 8, 2010 4:07 PM

    Sorry Terrill should have been dumped along time ago.
    And as a die hard Seahawks fan I would rather see them purge the team of useless depth/talent. While playing the new guys instead of seeing the same deadbeat players taking snaps away from the younger guys. Let’s face it, we are NOT winning the division nor are we going to the playoffs.
    So let’s play the new guys and see if we can win 5 games this year with up and coming players. The new players can’t be any worse than last years castaways.

  35. thats_what_she_said says: Sep 8, 2010 5:49 PM

    Kevin C says:
    September 7, 2010 7:35 PM
    @thats_what_she_s aid
    Seattle was an elite team at that time and San Fran was just losing and not rebuilding. They are still losing. They never make the playoffs or have a winning record, so when does their rebuild payoff? They haven’t done anything but stare at Singletary’s johnson in the locker room and lose games.
    and
    sweetnlow310 says:
    September 7, 2010 8:09 PM
    thats_what_she_sa id…
    Good job pointing out the flaws of a few of the Seahawks. Do you really want us to do the same with some of your 49ers’?
    ————————————————-
    When we lost Garcia, Owens, Hearst, Andre Carter, Mooch etc.. playing with the likes of Tim Rattay, Rashaun Woods and Barlow with clueless Dennis Erickson @ the helm, what do u expect? The Rams were also on the decline shortly after and Arizona was steadily climbing the mountain – errr – hill. Granted, you won the division convincingly, but we were hardly @ our best. The 2008 Lions had more talent than us in those days..
    Hate all you’d like, but you cannot deny our improvement.. to hell with the media shitting on our division, the stats don’t lie. Just like us missing the playoffs for 7 years straight. I can’t defend that, I can’t make excuses – but I do believe we’re on the cusp of taking over.
    IMHO, I think this division will improve overall in due time. All 4 teams for that matter. I’d rather have the 90′s 49ers and Rams, early 2000′s Seahawks and 2008′s Cardinals all competing in the same era.
    Anyways – all speculation aside, lets see what product they put on the field this sunday. I’m happy to put last season – along with the preceeding 6 – behind. As far as the NFC West is concerned, the Rams are the last team to have won something significant. It’s all about the present time now.
    See y’all on Sunday.

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