Seahawks reduce roster to 53 players

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The Seahawks have reduced their roster to 53 players in part by releasing a veteran defensive back who was on his third stint with the team.

Seattle cut cornerback Justin Coleman, the team announced on Tuesday. Coleman — who signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks in March — was previously with the club in 2015 and 2017-2018.

Last year, Coleman appeared in 16 games for Miami with four starts. He recorded 27 total tackles, three passes defensed, and a pair of interceptions.

Seattle waived receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, safety Marquise Blair, linebacker Joel Dublanko, quarterback Jacob Eason, offensive tackle Greg Eiland, receiver Aaron Fuller, defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, receiver Cade Johnson, linebacker Vi Jones, receiver Kevin Kassis, tight end Tyler Mabry, receiver Bo Melton, linebacker Tanner Muse, safety Scott Nelson, offensive tackle Liam Ryan, center Dakoda Shepley, receiver Freddie Swain, running back Darwin Thompson, linebacker Lakiem Williams, and safety Deontai Wiliams.

The Seahawks also waived running back Josh Johnson with an injury designation. And the team placed linebacker Tyreke Smith on injured reserve.

1 responses to “Seahawks reduce roster to 53 players

  1. This is by far, the toughest day in the NFL, for so many. I feel for Blair, but he has only been able to be on the field 6 games in the last two years and he is likely to be added back onto the practice squad after the waiver period. Same for about 3 others, but I would venture to guess that most will have to go to other teams to try and find a spot. I would hope that the Seahawks plan on grabbing a few other players out there in “waiver” limbo to take a look at them.

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