Rookie Taniela Tupou made it onto the Seahawks’ 53-man roster after making a move from defensive tackle to fullback as an undrafted rookie this summer, but he lost his job on Tuesday to a more experienced player who made the same switch.
The Seahawks have brought Will Tukuafu back to the active roster in a move that’s likely linked to the fact that they no longer have to guarantee his salary for the entire season. Tukuafu played in 23 games for the Seahawks over the last two seasons and spent the previous four years with the 49ers.
Fullback wasn’t the only spot where the Seahawks made a swap on Tuesday.
The team has also signed former Raiders cornerback Neiko Thorpe. Thorpe spent a couple of days with the Colts last week after being waived by the Raiders, who he played 28 games for over the last two seasons.
Tharold Simon was waived in a corresponding move. The 2013 fifth-round pick didn’t play against the Dolphins in Week One and has only played in 11 games since entering the league as a variety of injuries have kept him from seeing much of the field.