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Seahawks release RB Kelvin Taylor, son of Fred Taylor

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The Seahawks have a crowded house at tailback. It’s now slightly less crowded.

Per a league source, the Seahawks have waived former Florida running back Kelvin Taylor.

A sixth-round pick of the 49ers in 2016, Taylor was released by San Francisco in November. The Seahawks signed him in December, released him, signed him to the practice squad, and then signed to the offseason roster.

He’ll pass through waivers. If unclaimed, Taylor becomes a free agent.

Taylor had 107 rushing yards in the 2016 preseason, and one regular-season appearance last year.

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14 Responses to “Seahawks release RB Kelvin Taylor, son of Fred Taylor”
  1. seahawkboymike says: May 4, 2017 10:16 AM

    Wow those poor Seahawks must be in cap hell since they signed Russell Wilson to that big contract if they have to cut a stud like this just to make room for college free agents.

    Right Beardnals?

  2. jjackwagon says: May 4, 2017 10:37 AM

    When he becomes a FA, look for the Pats to sign him on a team friendly deal. Then BB will do that voodoo that he does so well and POOF! Taylor will lead the league in Rushing.

    It’s a textbook BB reclamation project.

  3. bigticket3 says: May 4, 2017 10:46 AM

    Drafted by niners right? How many leftovers do you guys take a year from us? I know they usually dont do anything for seattle either, but damn, it seems like every time we cut somebody, you are the first to give them another look…thanks for the draft day trade though…

  4. bonecrushinghits says: May 4, 2017 11:12 AM

    One Year Dynasty.

  5. RegisHawk says: May 4, 2017 11:16 AM

    It’s a charity project of PC’s…he likes ex-9ers to see some success so they don’t feel their time in the NFL was a complete waste. The guy was on the team for the last 2 months of 2016 and saw more success than he ever would have in Claraville.

  6. moseszd says: May 4, 2017 11:22 AM

    lol. I remember so many 49ers just creaming their pants when we drafted him. It was getting to the point the ‘know-it-alls were declaring him the next Frank Gore.

    I was like ‘6th round career special teamer’ is his profile and if we get more than that, it’ll be found money. And he can’t even do that.

    And it’s not just 49er fans. Every fan base does this. Even though year-after-year these low-round/UDFAs come in by the bus load and leave by the same bus a month or two later…

    It’s like fans have some sort of dementia that makes them forget just how few of those ‘hidden gems’ ever pan out.

  7. santamoss says: May 4, 2017 11:32 AM

    moseszd says:
    May 4, 2017 11:22 AM
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    lol. I remember so many 49ers just creaming their pants when we drafted him.
    And it’s not just 49er fans. Every fan base does this. Even though year-after-year these low-round/UDFAs come in by the bus load and leave by the same bus a month or two later…
    It’s like fans have some sort of dementia that makes them forget just how few of those ‘hidden gems’ ever pan out.
    ————————

    That’s what makes following the NFL enjoyable. If we just said “oh that guy’s going to fail” after every pick then what’s the point?

  8. florida76 says: May 4, 2017 11:36 AM

    The other day, we were talking about “business decisions”, and how some feel not playing football somehow is advantageous. Well, this is a perfect case of how a “business decision” in leaving school early isn’t smart. Taylor is one of many college players who needed more reps and experience.

  9. granadafan says: May 4, 2017 11:38 AM

    I call BS. No one is “creaming their pants” over a 6th round draft pick. No one. Nice try, Sea-dull boy

  10. bigticket3 says: May 4, 2017 12:17 PM

    Claraville? Thats original, look up how many teams play in another city other than their name…Great charity petes running, how many sb’s have you won with all those “great” players, way to take advantage of that window…

  11. lildeucedeuce says: May 4, 2017 1:07 PM

    Fred Taylor was such a beast. HOFer

  12. thebirdofprey says: May 4, 2017 5:08 PM

    Seattle is going to have as stacked a backfield as any team. Eddie Lacey, Thomas Rawls and CJ Prosise sharing the load can get the run game as long as Tom Cable can get it together.

  13. Emmanuel Goldstein says: May 4, 2017 5:55 PM

    bonecrushinghits says:
    May 4, 2017 11:12 AM
    One Year Dynasty.
    —–
    One year Dynasty? At least it gave you reason to use this SAME DUMB JOKE on every Seahawks thread YEARS later.

    And, even though the Seahawks are not a “dynasty”, they have at least 10 wins a year since Russell Wilson became the Seahawks quarterback. They’ve been to at least the divisional round of the playoffs every year. They made it to two Superbowls in that time. And they’ve brought home the trophy once. That’s no dynasty, okay, but that is certainly nothing they should be ashamed of. Only the Patriots have done better over that same amount of time.

  14. donttrollonme says: May 5, 2017 8:00 PM

    Nothing more enjoyable than watching THREE crushing postseason losses in a row by the Hawks.

    Pats are the only dynasty in the NFL.

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