Seahawks cut Simeon Thomas

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The Seahawks cut cornerback Simeon Thomas on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. That leaves Seattle with 52 players on its 53-man roster.

The Seahawks were granted an exemption for free safety Earl Thomas, allowing him to practice this week without counting against their 53-player roster. Seattle must activate him by Saturday at 4 p.m. ET if he is going to play in Sunday’s season opener.

Earl Thomas was scheduled to speak to reporters Friday but decided not to, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports, saying through a team spokesperson that he had nothing to add to his Instagram post from Wednesday. Thomas will speak postgame if he plays against the Broncos, the Seahawks said.

Seattle claimed Simeon Thomas off waivers from the Browns earlier this week.

Cleveland made Thomas a sixth-round pick this spring.