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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Practice-squad update: Seahawks

By Mike Sando

Seahawks eligible for
practice squad
Pos.Current Status
Owen SchmittFB53-man roster
Kevin HobbsCB53-man roster
Red BryantDT53-man roster
Lawrence JacksonDE53-man roster
Steve VallosC53-man roster
Ray WillisOL53-man roster
Mansfield WrottoOL53-man roster
Courtney TaylorWR53-man roster
John CarlsonTE53-man roster
David HawthorneLB53-man roster
Jordan KentWR53-man roster
Brandon CoutuK53-man roster
Logan PayneWR53-man roster
Justin ForsettRB53-man roster
Joe NewtonTEPractice squad
Jamar AdamsDBPractice squad
Kyle WilliamsOLPractice squad
Michael BumpusWRPractice squad
Marquis FloydDBPractice squad
Pat MurrayOLPractice squad
Kevin BrownDLPractice squad
David KirtmanFBPractice squad/SD
Nu'u TafisiDTWaived
Dallas SartzLBWaived
Ben ClaxtonCWaived
Trent SheltonWRWaived
Dalton BellQBWaived
Kelin JohnsonSWaived
Reggie HodgesPWaived
Nick JonesOLWaived

Posted by's Mike Sando

The Seahawks filled all but one of their practice-squad spots today, but fullback David Kirtman wasn't part of the group. Kirtman, a fifth-round choice from USC in 2006, signed with the Chargers' practice squad.

Seattle's backfield is crowded. The team carried six running backs on the initial 53-man roster. None of the seven practice-squad players was a running back.

Rookie seventh-round choices Justin Forsett and Brandon Coutu earned spots on the 53-man roster, but one could become a viable candidate for the practice squad if the team decided it couldn't afford to carry six running backs or two kickers.

The chart shows every Seahawks player with practice-squad eligibility. Safety Jamar Adams and receiver Michael Bumpus probably came closest to earning spots on the 53-man roster.

In the end, the Seahawks couldn't justify keeping a ninth defensive back. Kyle Williams, a tackle from USC, also showed promise working with new line coaches Mike Solari and Mike DeBord.

Unusual circumstances have left the Seahawks' roster in flux. Receivers Deion Branch and Bobby Engram remain sidelined, but both are counting against the roster limit. Jordan Babineaux and Rocky Bernard are healthy, but neither counts against the limit while serving a one-game suspension to open the season.