The Seahawks on Tuesday released long snapper Nate Boyer to make room for free agent quarterback Jake Waters.

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RENTON — Speaking last week a few days before playing in his first NFL preseason game, Nate Boyer said he planned to soak in every last minute of the experience.

“I’m trying to remember that this may be all I get, so embrace it, enjoy it,’’ said Boyer, a long snapper who re-started his football career at the University of Texas after a stint as a Green Beret, then signed with the Seahawks in May. “Just have a good time and work my butt off, but don’t stress too much.’’

Boyer, 34, got his moment in the spotlight Friday when he handled five long snaps for the Seahawks’ in their 22-20 loss to Denver.

But the harsh realities of the NFL intruded Tuesday when the Seahawks released Boyer to make room for quarterback Jake Waters, who was signed to offset the loss of backup Tarvaris Jackson, out at least two weeks because of a sprained ankle.

Boyer had been viewed as a long shot to make the roster, due in large part to the presence of Clint Gresham, a 27-year-old who has handled that role since 2010 and signed a three-year contract in March. Teams typically don’t keep two snappers.

“He’s obviously the starter, and he’s very good,’’ Boyer said last week of Gresham.

But Boyer said he hoped his football career would serve a large purpose, for however long it lasted, to help ease the transition of veterans into the real world.

“Just trying to let them know they are capable of amazing things, especially in a country like this where we have all this opportunity and freedoms,’’ Boyer said. “I think the attention (his football career has received) has been good for that, because it’s maybe gotten people to think in a different way and inspired people to do something great, and that’s all I can ask out of that.’’

Shortly after his release Tuesday, Boyer tweeted: “Just don’t go feelin sorry for me people! I’ve been given more opportunities than most, especially those overseas… ‘’

Waters took part in practice Tuesday, serving as a third quarterback behind Russell Wilson and R.J. Archer.

Waters played at Kansas State with Seahawks rookie receiver Tyler Lockett and after not being drafted. He briefly was with Jacksonville before being released when the Jaguars signed former Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel.

Waters said then that he was recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but said Tuesday he is healthy.