Keeping track of notable happenings as the Seahawks begin putting together their practice squad.
The day after rosters are pared down in the NFL can be just as busy as teams make waiver claims and begin assembling practice squads.
We’ll update notable happenings here:
KASEN WILLIAMS CLAIMED BY CLEVELAND BROWNS: Receiver Kasen Williams, waived by the Seahawks on Saturday, was claimed by the Cleveland Browns.
Players who were waived on Saturday can be claimed by teams in what is the same order as the NFL Draft. That means Williams went to the first team that had the chance to take him.
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Williams, a former UW and Skyline High star, was waived by the Seahawks on Saturday despite leading the team in receiving in the preseason with nine receptions for 208 yards, the latter total third among all receivers in the NFL.
QUINTON JEFFERSON CLAIMED BY RAMS: Defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson, who was waived by Seattle Saturday, was claimed by the Rams. Jefferson was a fifth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2016.
PIERRE DESIR CLAIMED BY COLTS: Cornerback Pierre Desir, who appeared to be rising up Seattle’s depth chart throughout the preseason but was waived on Saturday, was claimed by the Colts.
Desir, Jefferson and Williams were the only three Seahawks claimed off waivers. Everyone else waived on Saturday cleared and is now a free agent. Those who have practice squad eligibility can now sign to Seattles’ 10-man practice squad —- or that of another team. They can also sign to a 53-man roster as a free agent.
COLLINS TO RAVENS PRACTICE SQUAD: Running back Alex Collins, a fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2016 who played in 10 games for Seattle last year and rushed for 125 yards on 31 carries, signed with the Ravens’ practice squad.
SEAHAWKS PRACTICE SQUAD UPDATE
- WR David Moore — Moore, a seventh-round pick of Seattle in 2017, will sign to Seattle’s practice squad, according to a report from Tom Pelissero of USA Today.
- TE Tyrone Swoopes — Swoopes’s signing was reported on the NFL transactions list.
- C Joey Hunt — Hunt’s signing was reported on the NFL transactions list. He was reported as one of the team’s two veteran exceptions (he was on the active roster all of last season).
- DT Garrison Smith — Smith’s agency tweeted that Smith will sign to practice squad.
- RB Mike Davis — Davis’ signing was listed on the official NFL transactions.
- WR Cyril Grayson — Grayson’s signing was listed on the official NFL transactions.
- CB Mike Tyson — Tyson’s signing was listed on the official NFL transactions.
At the moment, all seven of Seattle’s reported practice squad members were with the team in training camp.
As a reminder of how the practice squad works — players on the practice squad make a minimum of $7,200 per week (they can make more and many often do as an enticement by the team for them to turn down offers to join 53-man rosters or other teams). That means practice squad players can make a minimum of $122,400if they stay on the squad all season.
Practice squad players can sign with another team but only to go to that team’s 53-man roster. While teams can pay practice squad players whatever they want, as long as it is at least the minimum, practice squad salaries count against a team’s salary cap.