The Seahawks have made several roster moves since their Saturday night preseason game concluded.
All NFL teams must trim their roster to 80 players by Tuesday’s deadline. The Seahawks are ahead of the pack, but it came at an unfortunate cost. Seattle placed linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven and receiver John Ursua on the injured reserve on Monday. Both players became injured during the Seahawks-Broncos preseason game on Saturday.
The Seahawks have since waived three players to get to the 80-player limit. Those players include: tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson, quarterback Alex McGough and defensive lineman Cedrick Lattimore. McGough and Lattimore both spent time on the Seahawks’ practice squad last year, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they did again this fall.
Seattle’s roster is now at 80 players.
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) August 23, 2021
The big loss here is linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven.
The former Washington star was a core special teams player for the Seahawks these past two years. This year, he was going to provide critical depth at linebacker. Instead, he’ll now be out for the season. Pete Carroll called his injury heartbreaking over the weekend.
“It breaks our hearts,” Carroll said, via Seahawks.com. “This is a rough game, and sometimes it takes a toll, and those two kids are hurt.”