Catching up on some of the Seattle Seahawks' personnel moves of the past few days.
It’s been a somewhat busy couple of days for the Seattle Seahawks so let’s catch up a little bit with where things stand with the team’s roster.
— Seattle made two moves to its 53-man roster in the last two days, releasing/waiving DL David King and WR Chris Matthews, filling those spots by signing free agent DT A.J. Francis and promoting WR Kevin Smith from the practice squad. The changes means Seattle has now had 63 different players on its 53-man roster this season. The Seahawks had 70 different players on the 53-man at some point in 2014. King today was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs and the expectation is that there will likely be a market for Matthews, as well.
— King and Matthews each were on Seattle’s 53-man roster for the Super Bowl and showing how quickly things can change, there are already 18 players who were on the 53-man for the Super Bowl last year no longer on the Seahawks’ roster, and two more (Ricardo Lockette, Brock Coyle) currently on IR.
— The Dallas Cowboys today cut RB Christine Michael, who they acquired in a trade with the Seahawks in the cutdown to 53 before the season. But as ESPN confirms, Michael played so that the Cowboys will give a seventh-round pick in the 2016 draft to the Seahawks.
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— Seattle also got the practice squad back up to 10 players on Tuesday by signing DB Trovon Reed of Auburn and DT Justin Hamilton of Louisiana-Lafayette. Reed was with the Seahawks in training camp and the Rams during training camp and most recently on the practice squad of the Dolphins. Hamilton was recently with the Packers.
— The Seahawks on Tuesday were also reported to have worked out former San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter. Hunter is battling to come back from a torn ACL suffered last year. He has 117 yards in his career against the Seahawks and 1,202 yards and seven touchdowns with a 4.6-yard average in 43 games in his SF career from 2011-13. Seattle has no apparent need for another running back at the moment. But all teams try out players during the season and this surely falls in line with the team making sure they know what is out there in case a need suddenly arises.