The Seahawks released a pair of veteran players on Monday to start moving toward 75 players and got the rest of the way there on Tuesday with three more vets hitting injured reserve as part of the culling.
Cornerback A.J. Jefferson, linebacker Heath Farwell and guard C.J. Davis have all been placed on injured reserve. Jefferson, who played with the Cardinals and Vikings before coming to Seattle, injured his ankle during training camp while core special teamer Farwell is likely headed for surgery after injuring his groin. Davis hurt his calf in the preseason game against the Broncos.
The team also placed cornerback Eric Pinkins on the non-football injury list. Pinkins, a sixth-round pick battling a Lisfranc injury, will miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
Defensive tackle Michael Brooks, wide receiver David Gilreath and linebacker Horace Miller were all waived-injured to complete Seattle’s pre-deadline moves.