The Seahawks announced a roster move today, which is a common enough occurrence: On the day before games, teams routinely cut players from the active roster and call other players up from the practice squad, as they determine who are the 53 players who give them the best chance to win on Sunday.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin thinks that’s all too common an occurrence.
Baldwin reacted on Twitter to the team’s announcement that one of his fellow receivers, Bryan Walters, had been released, pointing out that cutting a guy at the team hotel in Atlanta, the day before the game, is a harsh reality of the business of the NFL.
“@Seahawks have released WR Bryan Walters and sign DT Michael Brooks to the active roster” Day before the game? At the hotel? “Business”—
Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) November 09, 2013
Football players are paid a lot of money, and Baldwin isn’t asking for sympathy. But when he says the NFL is a cutthroat business, he’s right.