The Seahawks today waived as injured defensive end Ryan Robinson after he injured his Achilles tendon last week.
If Robinson clears waivers he can then revert to the Seahawks’ injured reserve list.
Robinson, who saw action in 11 games with the Raiders in 2013 and spent most of last year on Seattle’s practice squad, was an early standout during OTAs working as a rush end, a spot that was thin on depth during OTAs with veterans such as Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin missing some time.
Robinson worked with the No. 1 defense during much of the three of the 10 OTAs open to the media. Seattle had two OTAs following the last one, and according to the team, he ruptured his Achilles tendon last week.
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Carroll had specifically mentioned Robinson during the team’s Town Hall meeting as a player who had impressed during OTAs and was helping to make the Seattle defensive line “the fastest that we have been.”
Seattle has also had a few other players it has waived as injured who have cleared waivers and reverted to IR, such as running back Demitrius Bronson.
The move opens up a spot on the 90-man active roster that could be filled by quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. The team confirmed last week that Jackson had agreed to terms, but it has yet to officially announce his signing. That is expected to happen this week with the Seahawks holding a mini-camp, which will include a practice on Thursday.