Seattle Seahawks Release Running Back Kregg Lumpkin

By Jake Coburn
Seattle Seahawks - Kregg Lumpkin

The Seattle Seahawks have announced the release of running back Kregg Lumpkin in order to clear roster space for the newly acquired defensive back Danny Gorrer.

Seattle still has four active running backs on the roster so the loss of Lumpkin is worth the depth they can have at the cornerback position.

Lumpkin has not had much impact in the last two games for the Seahawks and did little work in the preseason. Having backs like Robert Turbin and Leon Washington to back up Marshawn Lynch gives the Seahawks the opportunity to add depth at other positions.

Gorrer played 11 games for the Baltimore Ravens last year where he played mostly as a nickel corner recording five tackles in his limited time on the field.

Adding a young guy in the secondary will help the Seahawks rotation on passing downs and give them the personnel to improve on stopping the pass. Seattle struggled in stopping the pass against the Dallas Cowboys and will be facing a few star quarterbacks they will have to match up against in the near future.

Gorrer will give a fast young player in the secondary to help the Seahawks get the advantage they need on long third downs and other passing situations.

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