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Seahawks make changes at cornerback, fullback

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Cornerback Tharold Simon #27 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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10 Responses to “Seahawks make changes at cornerback, fullback”
  1. jackedupboonie says: Sep 13, 2016 5:43 PM

    Simons days were numbered. Seahawks should be able to run the ball 80 times next week in LA and come out with a 12-6 win. Take care of the franchise QB please!

  2. Hawknballs says: Sep 13, 2016 5:54 PM

    I saw the writing on the wall with Simon when he was returning punts late in the 4th quarter of the 4th preseason game.

    Well, okay, the writing was on the wall long before that but I’m surprised he wasn’t cut before the game was over.

  3. fumblenuts says: Sep 13, 2016 6:36 PM

    Dude got BURNED way too much…..

  4. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Sep 13, 2016 6:37 PM

    churn, baby, churn

  5. iseek11 says: Sep 13, 2016 7:13 PM

    Window closed. Depth used to be Seahawks strength. Now they shuttle one newbie after another. Been a slow steady descent. 2013 seems like a lifetime ago.

  6. BurkieInBoston says: Sep 13, 2016 7:35 PM

    Any chance Seattle can get Simon back before November 13? He was outstanding in coverage vs Pats in Super Bowl.

  7. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Sep 13, 2016 8:24 PM

    BurkieInBoston says:
    Sep 13, 2016 7:35 PM
    Any chance Seattle can get Simon back before November 13? He was outstanding in coverage vs Pats in Super Bowl.


    You Pats fans sure do a lot of bragging for lucking out against a wounded secondary, and just surviving against us. Congratulations!

  8. drswaggletooth says: Sep 13, 2016 9:28 PM

    Really…look at the defensive stand 3 quarters and 3 first downs and folks are complaining about their ranking. Come on, they score when they need to, otherwise they have basically dominated every teams offensive the last few years…come and try to score!

  9. omeimontis says: Sep 14, 2016 9:24 AM

    Sea Hogs have been in penny pinching mode. They cut C Patrick Lewis even though they have no experienced player backing up starter Justin Britt, and even though Lewis was the starter last season at C. the Tukuafu move is indeed done so he can be cut later without guaranteeing his salary

    These moves have downgraded the O line. Russell Okung and JR Sweezy were starters last year but they left as free agents. Replacing them is their first round pick in 2016 (who was injured and did not play in week 1) and a player cut by the Cardinals, Sowell, who was flagges for several penalties last week. The O line couldn’t protect Wilson and he sprained his ankle. They paid a ton of money on 2 defensive backs, Richard Charmin and Earl Thomas, but Thomas was no where near the WR who dropped a sure TD pass. They also wasted tons of money on a TE who cannot run block and is therefore mostly a slot receiver.

    Because of these lousy personnel decisions, they will likely miss the playoffs in 2016. They would be extremely lucky if Russell Wilson does not go on Injured Reserve.

  10. omeimontis says: Sep 14, 2016 10:28 AM

    Tharold Simon was the goat of SB 49. Tom Brady kept picking on him for one completion after another. I am surprised they hung on to him for so long. They like his size but the league no longer allows the Hogs to mug receivers at the line of scrimmage after the Defensive Holding Gate season of 2013.

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