Seahawks cut Shaquem Griffin

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One of the NFL’s most inspiring players is moving on from Seattle.

Shaquem Griffin, who overcame having his left hand amputated as a child to make it to the NFL, has been released, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of TheAthletic.com.

Griffin will now go on waivers, where the other 31 teams will have the opportunity to claim him. If he clears waivers, he could end up back on the practice squad in Seattle.

Griffin’s twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, remains on the Seahawks’ roster.

24 responses to “Seahawks cut Shaquem Griffin

  1. He is a great story but tackling guys in the NFL with one hand a little different than the AAC. Did some thing most can’t do and that is make an NFL roster or even play NCAAF at a division I level. He will have lots of opportunities outside of football.

  2. Would love to see this dude in Houston. Linebacker development is kind of their thing and they could use some competition on the weak side anyway.

  3. I was concerned he just wouldn’t make it at the NFL level. As I recall he mostly was a pass-rusher in college but the competition he faced was not as big as in the NFL so he could make it as a DE. The Seahawks tried him there but most of the time, if a lineman got a hand on him he was done. I really was rooting for the guy, he seems to be a pretty stand-up person and an inspiration as well as very athletic. Unfortunately, at the end of the day he just didn’t quite have the skill-set and/or size to make it work at this level. Maybe another team can find a role for him…I really hope so.

  4. This Seattle team has the potential to be REALLY bad. If it weren’t for Wilson, they would have won 2 games last year. So weird how people see them as a top 5 or even top 10 team.

  5. All the best to him. Doubtful he clears waivers. He has freakish athletic ability. Seattle is just too deep at linebacker.

  6. He was blown out of the water during week 1 of the 2018 season against the Denver Broncos and was never given another opportunity to start after that.

    It’s got to be at least a little awkward for his brother Shaquille to know the team cut loose his brother. It would be great to see him catch on somewhere else and contribute.

  7. He might clear waivers but in this dog-eat-dog league I think many GM’s will shy away from him due to his disability. But frankly the kid can play. He’s an outstanding ST’s player and a better man. I’m hoping he clears and gets back on the PS just because of what he brings to the team and the game. But if not, some team is going to pick up a gem.

  8. He played 14 16 and 15 games last three years..love the morning Monday quarterbacks here who say he cant play. If you’re a starter for 3 years you can play. Most folks digging him here will get winded getting up from the couch to go make their nachos.

  9. lionsin2097 says:
    September 5, 2020 at 3:13 pm
    He played 14 16 and 15 games last three years..love the morning Monday quarterbacks here who say he cant play. If you’re a starter for 3 years you can play. Most folks digging him here will get winded getting up from the couch to go make their nachos.
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    Well, he has only been in the league for TWO years. He appeared in 16 games in each season, but only started ONE game in his career (in 2018). Other than that, you were pretty close…

  10. He’s a great story, but at the end of the day, he’s too small to play LB in the NFL and can’t play anywhere else in the secondary because only having one hand severely limits him. Good gadget guy to blitz here and there and decent ST player, but overall it’s hard to keep a guy like that on a limited roster.

  11. fearsome4 says:
    September 5, 2020 at 1:51 pm
    This Seattle team has the potential to be REALLY bad. If it weren’t for Wilson, they would have won 2 games last year. So weird how people see them as a top 5 or even top 10 team.
    ++++
    The reason is in your comments.

  12. mookie34 says:
    September 5, 2020 at 3:15 pm
    Next stop, Saskatchewan

    ++++
    Which team did you play for, with your disability, in the NFL? If he ends up in the CFL, it’s still further than you made it in pro sports.

  13. It’s got to be at least a little awkward for his brother Shaquille to know the team cut loose his brother.

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    Why? This isn’t little league.

  14. He is beacon of light in an otherwise dark and stormy league. I sincerely hope he gets another shot and finds a home with another team.

  15. He played with his brother on the same team, that in its self is incredible! He inspired many I’m sure. Hope he gets another shot from a different team. Good luck with your future in the NFL..hope you play 10 more yrs.

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