NFL Roster Cuts: Seattle Seahawks Continue Building Youth Movement

The Seattle Seahawks cut down their roster to 53 players as they appear set on building up their youth movement. Although the Seahawks have plenty of solid veterans 29 players on the roster are 25 years old or younger. The team snuck into the playoffs last season with a 7-9 record but appear set to build from the ground up starting in 2011.

The Seahawks released 20 players on Saturday, waived/injured one, placed three on injured reserve and placed another three on reserve/PUP. The reserve/PUP players are ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the season, while the injured reserve players are finished for the season. John Carlson is a tough injury loss as he and Zach Miller could have made a fairly devastating duo at tight end. With a young QB like Tarvaris Jackson, two tight ends could have really helped. Not to say Miller is not solid on his own, of course.

The folks at Field Gulls were not wildly surprised by the roster moves as even a cut like Colin Cole can be ascribed to salary concerns. While the Seahawks are now down to 53 players, it would not be surprising to see them make a move or two via the waiver wire or free agency. it's doubtful this is the absolutely final 53-man roster heading into the season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.