Seattle on Thursday waived backup QB Phillip Sims, leaving the team with just one QB on the roster --- Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks on Thursday waived quarterback Phillip Sims, a free agent the team signed in January and who was one of just two quarterbacks on the roster.
The other, of course, is Russell Wilson, so quarterback can hardly be regarded as a position of need for the Seahawks.
But that Seattle has just one quarterback on the roster means the Seahawks will undoubtedly be adding some at that spot over the next few weeks, either via the draft or undrafted free agents, or maybe simply just other veteran free agents.
Tarvaris Jackson, the team’s backup the last three years, remains unsigned. The team has an offer out to Jackson and would like him back but Jackson is thought to be exploring all available options before committing to come back for another year when he knows his stated job is as the backup.
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Another former Seattle backup, B.J. Daniels, is also free agent after being waived by the Houston Texans a few weeks ago. It’s unclear, though, how interested the Seahawks would be in bringing back Daniels, and it’s also worth remembering that he was being used mostly as a receiver in his final year with the Seahawks.
Teams typically have three or four QBs on the roster for training camp. The Seahawks last year had three in Wilson, Jackson and R.J. Archer, as well as Daniels, who was listed as a receiver but also had a role as a third team QB during the regular season.