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Seahawks cut Kentwan Balmer

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The Seahawks traded for former 49ers first round pick defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer last August.

This August, they cut him according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.

Balmer started 11 games last year in place of he injured Red Bryant, but really struggled to make an impact as a pass rusher.  He was a first round pick in 2008 and will likely get another chance in the next two weeks, but Balmer may slip right out of the league.

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22 Responses to “Seahawks cut Kentwan Balmer”
  1. thegonz13 says: Aug 24, 2011 6:16 PM

    Another year, another team!

  2. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 24, 2011 6:17 PM

    I’m thinking that if the Niners and Seahawks both dump you, it’s time to start looking at a second career.

  3. footballfanatic3431 says: Aug 24, 2011 6:19 PM

    After losing Ty Warren, any DL with experience will be getting a call from Denver.

  4. e15725 says: Aug 24, 2011 6:23 PM

    To which I say ” who ? “

  5. tatum064 says: Aug 24, 2011 6:25 PM

    Yeah, Denver up next….

  6. silkyjohnson937 says: Aug 24, 2011 6:25 PM

    WHO?

  7. claydefayette says: Aug 24, 2011 6:28 PM

    Why is Matt Forte throwing the ball?

  8. gtorlone says: Aug 24, 2011 6:30 PM

    Anyone else notice that the picture shows him defending a pass from Matt Forte?

  9. capslockkey says: Aug 24, 2011 6:33 PM

    Nice picture. Looks like even Matt Forte has better throwing mechanics than Tim Tebow.

  10. albanyhawker says: Aug 24, 2011 6:33 PM

    LOL nomoreseasontix, and I’m a Hawks fan!

  11. bigbrad184 says: Aug 24, 2011 6:37 PM

    Coming from a Niners fan, this guy sucks. He doesn’t want to work for his job. He wants it to be handed to him because he was a 1st round pick. Good luck in the real world loser.

  12. docboss says: Aug 24, 2011 6:51 PM

    Wow. I thought the Rams had the absolute worst draft selections in the NFC West (until Long, etc), but I may be wrong. SF is pretty close to “winning” that distinction. Even Jimmy Kennedy is still in the league. This guy is destined for Bengal-land.

  13. radrntn says: Aug 24, 2011 7:20 PM

    3rd times a charm…at least he hopes

  14. thehighhat says: Aug 24, 2011 7:23 PM

    This guy was a disaster! Thanks Scotty!!!

  15. dafixisin says: Aug 24, 2011 7:28 PM

    My Desmond Bryant for Aaron Curry trade scenario gathers momentum.

  16. nineroutsider says: Aug 24, 2011 7:29 PM

    Another fine pick brought to you by the Nolan Regime, proud sponsors of 5-11 football.

  17. 4evrnyt says: Aug 24, 2011 7:51 PM

    The ‘Dancing Bear’ is about to dance right out of the league.

    Another wasted draft pick thanks to McDrunkie. Who also is working for the Seahawks these days. BTW this is the second 49er that McCloughan drafted that he’s brought to Seattle that has subsequently been cut. How much longer before the FO of the Seachickens realize this guy simply doesn’t know what he’s doing.

  18. theysone says: Aug 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    Scot McCloughan is a failure. Not sure I like Baalke much more, unfortunately.

    And to you Seattle fans who were laughing when the trade happened last year: Right back at ‘cha.

  19. marcsasharc says: Aug 24, 2011 8:51 PM

    haha wheres Majorseahawk???

    SF drafted this bust, and then figured out he couldnt play. remarkably, Seattle traded for him…they actually gave something up for him.

    LOL. Seattle’s franchise is a joke.

  20. vahawker says: Aug 24, 2011 10:47 PM

    Hawks gave up a sixth for him, so I guess he ends up where most sixth round picks end up…CUT.

  21. 5f6a says: Aug 24, 2011 11:09 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

  22. seattlereign says: Aug 24, 2011 11:15 PM

    It’s called the Halfback option! C’mon guys, don’t you watch football?

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