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Seahawks cut their fullback

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Fullback Will Tukuafu #46 of the Seattle Seahawks runs in a seven yard touchdown in the second quarter during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Seahawks released fullback Will Tukuafu Wednesday.

Tukuafu had been released earlier this month then brought back last week. He played seven offensive snaps last weekend vs. the Rams.

He was the team’s only fullback. The Seahawks did not make a corresponding roster move and are likely waiting until later in the week to see if injuries force them to promote someone from the practice squad.

With Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett banged up, the Seahawks added wide receiver Kasen Williams to their practice squad Wednesday. Williams spent time on the team’s practice squad and active roster last season.

Tukuafu is a veteran of six seasons with the 49ers and Seahawks. He played in 14 games for the Seahawks last season.

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12 Responses to “Seahawks cut their fullback”
  1. dwoofer says: Sep 21, 2016 8:06 PM

    “Least Mode”

  2. steeltownpride says: Sep 21, 2016 8:34 PM

    Its like getting fired on your day off .

  3. 6250claimer says: Sep 21, 2016 8:53 PM

    Despite being banged up and having a horrendous OL, the Hags will still lay a 40-burger on Santa Clara this weekend and will appear to have righted the ship. Won’t last long, they can’t play that sorry squad every week.

  4. gwheels52 says: Sep 21, 2016 9:45 PM

    I heard the Beast is getting restless

  5. sparks1313 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:33 PM

    Such whiny, jealous losers some of you are.

  6. icallitlikeiseeit67 says: Sep 21, 2016 11:38 PM

    dude you guys may not score 40 points in the month of September…..

  7. 1trojan33usc says: Sep 22, 2016 12:38 AM

    I was a fullback at USC and boy has that position been reduced ! What a waste, it’s the “Chuck & Duck League” forever these days………….screw it !!

  8. Damidwesterner says: Sep 22, 2016 12:42 AM

    Not sure what Pete is thinking here. They cut Tukuafu before the season, then when the running game laid an egg in the opener (without Rawls), they brought him back. Now with Rawls banged up and Michael not really picking up the load, they cut Tukuafu again, which is the same situation as Game 1. And we certainly know Russell isn’t 100% with that ankle so he’s not a running threat.

  9. ChickenTurkeySaurus says: Sep 22, 2016 3:20 PM

    They cut him because he was capable of blocking some defensive players, which is something the Seahawks will not tolerate.

  10. omeimontis says: Sep 23, 2016 8:13 AM

    May be they can line him up as an offensive linemen. He cannot do much worse than what they have now. LOL.

  11. omeimontis says: Sep 23, 2016 8:23 AM

    The game has changed. The fullback sometimes were the primary ball carriers. For example, Marv Hubbard and Norm Van Eeghen of the Raiders, Larry Czonka of the Dolphins, Earl Campbell of the Houston Oilers and Franco Harris of the Steelers were fullbacks who carried the ball the most. Their half backs have to block for them in the T formation. Now it is usually the tail back that gets the ball, although some of the tail backs are as big as the fullbacks used to be.

  12. omeimontis says: Sep 23, 2016 8:27 AM

    The Carroll/Schneider front office is in penny-pinching mode. Many of their roster moves have more to do with saving a buck or two instead of fielding the best team they can on the field. And it shows. They are lucky to be 1-1 and they are likely to be 1-2 after playing the underrated 49ers who trailed only by 7 late in the game and at half time against the defending NFC Champs on the road.

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