The Seahawks, under G.M. John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll, haven’t been bashful about bouncing players they inherited — and/or squeezing them into taking less money. But the harsh reality of the NFL may not be limited to the men who were there when Schneider and Carroll arrived.
John Clayton of ESPN, via our brethren at Rotoworld, thinks that receiver Golden Tate, a second-round pick in the 2010 draft, could be waived.
“Pete Carroll is not afraid to make bold moves,” Clayton said. “Nothing surprises you when you get to these cuts.”
He’s right, and we’re not just saying that to (further) hype our coverage of cut-down day, which is coming on Saturday, September 3. Every year at this time, one or more surprises pop up as teams drop from 80 to 53 men on the active roster.
Last year at this time, the Seahawks unexpectedly dumped receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. It would be even more of a surprise for the Seahawks to give up so quickly on Tate.