The Seahawks made additional roster moves Monday to cut the roster to 84 in advance of Tuesday's deadline to get down to 75.
Along with the earlier announced release of veteran cornerback Brandon Browner, the Seattle Seahawks made a few other moves Monday as they began the process of cutting their roster from 90 to 75 by the 1 p.m. Tuesday deadline.
The other moves Seattle made today were to waive fullback Kyle Coleman, receiver Montario Hunter and defensive end DeAngelo Tyson, waive as injured receiver Deshon Foxx and place defensive tackle Sealver Siliga on Injured Reserve.
The most significant of those moves involves Siliga, a free agent the Seahawks signed to a one-year contract worth $1.050 million in the off-season hoping he could provide depth as a run-stuffing tackle. Siliga played the last three seasons with New England, starting 13 games in a similar role (he was on the field in New England’s goal-line package for Seattle’s ill-fated final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX. He was officially a starter in that game).
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But the 6-2, 345-pound Siliga has yet to play in the preseason and has practiced sparingly due to a calf injury suffered while training on his own in the off-season.
Siliga, though, could be back later this year to still help the Seahawks.
One player each year can be placed on Injured Reserve but then return after eight games. But in a change from the past, NFL teams no longer have to declare a player as Injured Reserve-Designated to Return.
Instead, that player can be selected later as long as he spends at least six weeks on IR. Of Seattle’s players who so far have been placed on IR, Siliga would seem the most logical candidate to eventually be considered to return given that his injury is not regarded as season-ending and he plays a spot where the Seahawks may need help down the road.
Being waived as injured means Foxx could also revert to Seattle’s IR.
All NFL teams will have to be the regular season limit of 53 by Saturday.