Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Perspective on 2010 draft pick's release
By Mike Sando
The Seattle Seahawks sought depth on their injury-depleted defensive line as they tried to shore up their run defense.
Part of their plan included releasing the first defensive lineman they selected in the 2010 draft.
E.J. Wilson, a defensive end from North Carolina, becomes a rare first-year casualty among 2010 NFL fourth-round choices.
The Pittsburgh Steelers released 116th overall choice Thaddeus Gibson, an outside linebacker was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers. The New Orleans Saints released defensive tackle Al Woods (123rd overall). Wilson became the third member of that fourth-round class to receive his release. Seattle drafted him with the 127th choice.
The Seahawks released Wilson to re-sign veteran defensive tackle Amon Gordon. There were no indications the Seahawks planned to sign Wilson to their practice squad.
Also: The Seahawks released guard Allen Barbre to sign tackle Will Robinson off the Washington Redskins' practice squad, an indication guard Mike Gibson could return from the injured list to replace left guard Chester Pitts (sprained ankle). Backup tackle Tyler Polumbus might also work at guard for Seattle.
The chart shows NFC West fourth-round draft choices from 2010. The 49ers traded their fourth-rounder to the Denver Broncos as part of a deal to acquire the 11th overall choice, used for tackle Anthony Davis.