Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Lessons in release of Mike Teel
By Mike Sando
Mike Teel's release from the Seattle Seahawks, confirmed by the team, is the latest in a chain reaction of moves at quarterback for the team.
General manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll determined right away they didn't want Seneca Wallace. They promptly traded him to Cleveland. They claimed Mike Reilly off waivers, then released him after only a few practices. An impressive workout by J.P. Losman led to a quick signing that became official Wednesday. That move precipitated Teel's release (the fit hadn't seemed right, based on Teel's relative lack of mobility).
The Seahawks now have three quarterbacks and I'm pretty sure these three -- Matt Hasselbeck, Charlie Whitehurst and Losman -- will head to training camp with the team. We know Hasselbeck and Whitehurst will be there. Losman probably will be there unless he falters badly during minicamps.
The team will presumably add a fourth quarterback for camp. The way things are going, however, the Seahawks might go through a couple of them before then.