The Seattle Seahawks moved two big names off their roster, wideout Terrell Owens and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, in the process of cutting down to a 75-man roster.
Seattle decided to move forward with quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn and sent Jackson to the Buffalo Bills late yesterday while Owens was released from the team after a lack of production in the preseason.
Other notable names on the cut were veteran offensive linemen Alex Barron and Deuce Lutui.
Here are the transactions by the Seahawks:
Cornerback Roy Lewis – Waived due to injury
Cornerback Ron Parker – Waived
Cornerback Donny Lisowski – Waived
Linebacker Jameson Konz – Waived due to injury
Defensive End Pep Levingston – Waived due to injury
Tight End Cameron Morrah – Waived due to injury
Wide Receiver Phil Bates – Waived
Running Back Tyrell Sutton – Waived
Offensive Tackle Edawn Coughman – Waived
Offensive Tackle Alex Barron – Released
Offensive Guard Deuce Lutui – Released
Seattle must cut down to the 53-man roster by Aug. 31.
The Seahawks have cut down their roster by getting rid of distractions and players who struggle to benefit the team. Owens has a history of hurting teams while Lutui has constantly battled weight issues. The offensive line needs more work and getting a new group in will help this process.