The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday waived B.J. Daniels and Rod Smith, and are reportedly set to sign CB Crezdon Butler to fill one of the spots.
The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday waived receiver B.J. Daniels and running back Rod Smith off their 53-man active roster.
No corresponding moves to fill those spots were announced.
However, it is expected that one will be filled by cornerback Crezdon Butler, who is reportedly expected to sign with the Seahawks, news first reported Monday night by the NFL Network.
Butler, who has played for seven teams since 2010, would add depth in a secondary that has been hit by injuries.
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Butler was a fifth-round draft pick out of Clemson by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.
He has played in 36 games in his NFL career with three starts, all last year with Tampa Bay. He had 177 snaps with the Buccaneers last year, his most NFL action.
The 6-foot-1, 191-pound Butler was with Detroit in training camp but was released in the roster cutdown to 53 players.
Butler was among a few defensive backs who worked out for the Seahawks last week.
Smith was activated from the practice squad Saturday and played Sunday against the Bengals, gaining 5 yards on two carries. He would logically be re-signed to the practice squad should he clear waivers.
Daniels played in two games this season and had a 12-yard catch against the Lions for his only reception of the season. He also could be a candidate to return to the practice squad.
He spent most of last year on the practice squad as a quarterback before being moved to receiver in the spring. But the Seahawks are likely to soon get Paul Richardson back — he can come off the PUP list next week — and depth this season hasn’t been an issue at receiver.
The Seahawks had four corners healthy for the Bengals game, two of whom are listed as safeties on the roster — DeShawn Shead and Steven Terrell.
Tharold Simon is out for the year after being placed on injured reserve Saturday because of a toe injury. Marcus Burley is out a few weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. And rookie Tye Smith missed the Bengals game because of a hip injury.
Shead played the nickel position against the Bengals, a role he is likely to keep as long as Burley is out.