Live blog: Seahawks roster cutdown day updates, signings and trades

Sep 1, 2018, 10:13 AM | Updated: 5:10 pm
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Seahawks general manager John Schneider is entering the draft with just four picks. (AP)

Saturday marks one of the busiest – and toughest – days in the NFL as all 32 teams trim trim their roster to 53 players.

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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have some tough decisions to make by by today’s 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT deadline. We’ll have that information on as soon as it’s available, but until then we’ll be tracking all reports, signings and trades in this live blog.

(As a note, last year the team’s final roster wasn’t available until a few hours after the deadline. But whether or not it’s announced at deadline, all of the Seahawks’ transactions will be announced today.)

4:57 PM: Seahawks reported cuts include WR Amara Darboh, S Mike Tyson

The Seahawks haven’t officially announced their roster moves for the day, but Pro Football Talk released a list of reported cuts Saturday afternoon. Included are wide receivers Amara Darboh, Keenan Reynolds and Cyril Grayson, safety Mike Tyson, guard Jordan Roos, tackle Isaiah Battle and cornerback Alex McGough.

1:59 PM: Seahawks release SS Maurice Alexander

The Seahawks have released strong safety Maurice Alexander, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson.

Alexander originally signed with Seattle as a free agent in March, but was forced to miss time in camp with a hip flexor injury.

1:10 PM: Seahawks waive rookie QB Alex McGough

Not a big surprise, as Seattle made a move earlier this week to acquire quarterback Brett Hundley from the Packers. But McGough showed flashes of promise and was a seventh-round pick, so he could be a prime candidate for Seattle’s practice squad if he clears waivers. Those signings will likely be announced on the Sept. 2 deadline.

1 PM: Seahawks acquire TE Darrell Daniels, trade WR Marcus Johnson to Colts

The Seahawks have traded wide receiver Marcus Johnson to the Colts in exchange for former Washington tight end Darrell Daniels, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Johnson originally landed with Seattle as part of a trade earlier this year that sent defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson had a strong training camp with Seattle but was competing for time in a crowded receiver room.

The Colts have since confirmed the trade.

Update Sept. 1, 11:36 AM: Seahawks reportedly trade for S Shalom Luani

The Seahawks have reportedly received ex-Cougars safety Shalom Luani in a trade with the Raiders, according to Oakland beat writer Michael Gehlken.

Update Friday, Aug. 31, 6:28 PM: LB D.J. Alexander appears to have been released

While the team didn’t report any transactions for Friday, linebacker D.J. Alexander hinted at his departure with a tweet Friday evening.

The Seahawks originally acquired Alexander in a 2017 trade that sent former Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to the Kansas City Chiefs. The special teams stalwart appeared in 12 games last season. However, a shoulder injury kept him sidelined this summer and he ultimately missed all four preseason contests.

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