Seahawks trim roster to 53 players

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The Seahawks had more cuts to make than ever before on the Saturday after the final preseason game.

Instead of moving from 75 players to 53 to start the year, the Seahawks had to trim all the way from 90 down to 53 by 1 p.m. PT.

But the Seahawks made the 37 moves necessary to get their roster set for the start of the regular season. That's with a huge caveat that nothing about the roster is truly final. It can, and will, change frequently throughout the season. Nearly 1,200 players just hit the market across the league. Expect rosters across the league to look far different than they do after today.

The most notable moves the Seahawks made were waiving receiver Kasen Williams, quarterback Trevone Boykin and cornerback Pierre Desir. The team also released veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, linebacker Mike Morgan and fullback Marcel Reece.

Here is the full list of moves to get Seattle to the 53-man roster limit:

Traded (pending physicals)   

CB Tramaine Brock to Minnesota for 2018 seventh-round draft choice
DE Cassius Marsh to New England for 2018 fifth- and seventh-round draft choice
OL Isaiah Battle acquired from Kansas City for 2018 seventh-round draft choice

Placed on Injured Reserve

S Marcus Cromartie
CB DeAndre Elliott
T George Fant

Placed on Physically Unable to Perform

CB DeShawn Shead

Placed on Non-Football Injury

DE Dion Jordan
DT Malik McDowell


LB Christian French
CB Demetrius McCray
DT Rodney Coe


QB Trevone Boykin
T Darrell Brown
LB Rodney Butler
RB Alex Collins
RB Mike Davis
CB Pierre Desir
TE Steve Donatell
WR Cyril Grayson, Jr.
DT Tylor Harris
C Joey Hunt
DT Quinton Jefferson
WR Kenny Lawler
DT Jeremy Liggins
DT Greg Milhouse
WR David Moore
LB Kache Palacio
C/G Will Pericak
LB Otha Peters
WR Darreus Rogers
DT Garrison Smith
WR Rodney Smith
TE Tyrone Swoopes
T Tyrus Thompson
CB Mike Tyson
WR Kasen Williams

Those moves leave the Seahawks 53-man roster looking like the following for now:

QB (2): Russell Wilson, Austin Davis

RB (6): Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise, Chris Carson, J.D. McKissic, Tre Madden (FB)

TE (3): Jimmy Graham, Luke Willson, Nick Vannett

WR (5): Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, Paul Richardson, Amara Darboh, Tanner McEvoy

OL (10): Rees Odhimabo, Luke Joeckel, Justin Britt, Mark Glowinski, Germain Ifedi, Matt Tobin, Jordan Roos, Oday Aboushi, Ethan Pocic, Isaiah Battle

DE (4): Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Frank Clark, Marcus Smith

DT (4): Sheldon Richardson, Jarran Reed, Nazair Jones, David Bass

LB (6): Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Michael Wilhoite, Terence Garvin, D.J. Alexander, Dewey McDonald

CB (5): Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane, Shaquill Griffin, Neiko Thorpe, Justin Coleman

S (5): Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Bradley McDougald, Delano Hill, Tedric Thompson

ST (3): Blair Walsh, Jon Ryan, Tyler Ott

Photo Credit: CARSON, CA - AUGUST 13: Kasen Williams #18 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a pass against cornerback Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter of their pre season football game at the StubHub Center August 13, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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