Seahawks continue shuffling the roster
The Seattle Seahawks don’t need much push to pull the trigger on roster moves.
They’ve worked at a whirlwind pace to reshape the roster since Pete Carroll was named coach and John Schneider was brought in as the general manager. But they were forced to make moves Tuesday that bring the total number of transactions since Carroll became coach to, get this, 236, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.
The Seahawks placed defensive end Red Bryant and guard Ben Hamilton on injured reserve and released fullback Quinton Ganther and cornerback Nate Ness. The team also signed defensive lineman Frank Okam.
Bryant went down with a knee injury and Hamilton suffered a concussion that was serious enough for the team to pull the plug on his season. Per O’Neil, Kentwan Balmer will be called upon to replace Bryant and Chester Pitts filled in for Hamilton, completing his return from microfracture knee surgery.
The team’s real issue right now is at left tackle. First-round draft pick Russell Okung has missed the last 10 days after suffering his second ankle injury of the year. His backup Tyler Polumbus has a knee injury.
Yes, more transactions could be on the way in Seattle. It’s just how it’s going to be this season.
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