Seahawks Set NFL-mandated 53-man roster limit

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Following months of practices and preparation, the Seattle Seahawks officially set their 53-man roster Saturday two days removed from the conclusion of the preseason.

To reach the 53-man roster limit, the Seahawks formally waived 29 players along with three being waived/injured (waived/injured players revert to a team’s Injured Reserve if they go unclaimed on waivers) and four being placed on Injured Reserve. The Seahawks also altered their roster by making two trades, sending wide receiver Marcus Johnson to Indianapolis for tight end Darrell Daniels and acquiring former Washington State University safety Shalom Luani from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 seventh-round pick.

Notably, the Seahawks waived 2017 third-round pick Amara Darboh and rookie quarterback Alex McGough, a 2018 seventh-round pick. The Seahawks will have five receivers on the 53: Doug Baldwin, Brandon Marshall, Tyler Lockett, David Moore and Jaron Brown. McGough being waived along with Austin Davis being placed on Injured Reserve leaves recently-acquired Brett Hundley as the backup to Russell Wilson. Darboh and McGough are both strong candidates to make the team’s practice squad that will be announced next week. Pass-rusher Dion Jordan also moved from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to the active roster.

Here’s the full list of transactions that got the Seahawks from 90 players to 53:

Waived
LB D.J. Alexander
CB Elijah Battle
T Isaiah Battle
G Willie Beavers
CB Jeremy Boykins
WR Marvin Bracy
TE Kyle Carter
WR Amara Darboh
LB Josh Forrest
WR Cyril Grayson, Jr.
C Marcus Henry
RB Gerald Holmes
DT Joey Ivie
S Lorenzo Jerome
CB Akeem King
QB Alex McGough
FB Daniel Marx
G Skyler Phillips
LB Jacob Pugh
CB Trovon Reed
WR Keenan Reynolds
G Jordan Roos
WR Caleb Scott
RB Justin Stockton
WR Damore’ea Stringfellow
TE Tyrone Swoopes
WR Malik Turner
S Mike Tyson
TE Clayton Wilson
Terminated Veteran Contract
S Maurice Alexander
Waived/Injured
DE Ricky Ali’ifua
LB Emmanuel Beal
S T.J. Mutcherson
Placed on Injured Reserve
QB Austin Davis
T Jamarco Jones
CB Byron Maxwell
LB Erik Walden
Placed on Non-Football Injury List
TE Ed Dickson
Activated from Physically Unable to Perform List
DE Dion Jordan
Traded to Indianapolis
WR Marcus Johnson
Acquired from Indianapolis
TE Darrell Daniels
Traded to Oakland
2019 Seventh-Round Draft Choice
Acquired from Oakland
S Shalom Luani

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