Seahawks cut roster down to 53 players

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RENTON -- The Seahawks made a pair of trades, many cuts and have set their initial 53-man roster as the 1 p.m. deadline to trim rosters has come and gone.

Seattle acquired safety Shalom Luani from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a 2019 seventh-round pick, and dealt wide receiver Marcus Johnson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for tight end Darrell Daniels.

Luani played his college football at Washington State while Daniels played at Washington.

Additionally, the team made the 30-plus cuts needed to get the roster down from 90 to 53 players.

Defensive end Dion Jordan was activated from the physically unable to perform list, which means he will be available to play some time in the near future despite missing all of training camp due to a "stress issue" in his leg.

Tight end Ed Dickson was not as fortunate as he begins the year on the reserve/non-football injury list and will miss the first six weeks.

Daniels adds a third tight end for the interim future as Dickson misses the first part of the season.

Additionally, quarterback Austin Davis, cornerback Byron Maxwell, linebacker Erik Walden and rookie tackle Jamarco Jones were all placed on injured reserve and will be done for the season. 

Safety Maurice Alexander was the only player to have his contract terminated by the team, which is a bit surprising giving Seattle's using him at weak-side linebacker in the preseason finale against Oakland. If K.J. Wright missed the opener against Denver, Seattle won't have an obvious backup for the spot on the roster since Shaquem Griffin would be starting in his place.

Amara Darboh, a third-round pick last year, was one of the higher profile cuts on the day. Darboh had missed most of camp due to injury and wasn't able to get cleared to play in the final preseason game against the Raiders.

The remaining cuts for Seattle are: linebacker D.J. Alexander, defensive end Ricky Ali’fua, cornerback Elijah Battle, tackle Isaiah Battle, linebacker Emmanuel Beal, guard Willie Beavers, cornerback Jeremy Boykins, wide receiver Marvin Bracy, tight end Kyle Carter, linebacker Josh Forrest, wide receiver Cyril Grayson, center Marcus Henry, running back Gerald Holmes, nose tackle Joey Ivie, safety Lorenzo Jerome, cornerback Akeem King, fullback Daniel Marx, quarterback Alex McGough, safety T.J. Mutcherson, guard Skyler Phillips, linebacker Jake Pugh, cornerback Trovon Reed, wide receiver Keenan Reynolds, guard Jordan Roos, wide receiver Caleb Scott, running back Justin Stockton, wide receiver Demore’ea Stringfellow, tight end Tyrone Swoopes, wide receiver Malik Turner, safety Mike Tyson and tight end Clayton Wilson.

An NFL roster is a fluid entity and it could change as early as Sunday with waiver claims from the over 1,000 players released across the league on Saturday. But for now, the Seahawks have a roster in place for the start of the 2018 season.

Seahawks 53-man roster:

QB (2): Russell Wilson, Brett Hundley.

RB (6): Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Mike Davis, C.J. Prosise, J.D. McKissic, fullback Tre Madden.

TE (3): Nick Vannett, Will Dissly, Darrell Daniels.

WR (5): Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, Jaron Brown, Brandon Marshall, David Moore.

OL (9): Duane Brown, Ethan Pocic, Justin Britt, D.J. Fluker, Germain Ifedi, George Fant, Rees Odhiambo, Joey Hunt, J.R. Sweezy.

DE (5): Frank Clark, Dion Jordan, Branden Jackson, Quinton Jefferson, Rasheem Green.

DT (5): Jarran Reed, Tom Johnson, Nazair Jones, Shamar Stephen, Poona Ford.

LB (6): Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Barkevious Mingo, Shaquem Griffin, Jacob Martin, Austin Calitro.

CB (5): Shaquill Griffin, Justin Coleman, Dontae Johnson, Tre Flowers, Neiko Thorpe.

S  (4): Bradley McDougald, Tedric Thompson, Delano Hill, Shalom Luani.

ST (3): Sebastian Janikowski, Michael Dickson, Tyler Ott.

NFI (1): Ed Dickson
DNR (1): Earl Thomas

Photo Credit: ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Mike Tolbert #35 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball as Shalom Luani #26 of the Oakland Raiders attempts to tackle him during the third quarter of an NFL game on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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