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Punting move a start for Seattle

9/9/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Seahawks' decision to change punters comes as no surprise, and not just because Rod Pedersen alluded to it Monday. Incumbent punter Ryan Plackemeier struggled with consistency after returning from pectoral surgery in August. He still might hit his stride at some point, but the Seahawks decided they couldn't afford to wait. Jon Ryan, formerly of the Packers, gets the call.

Seattle has not yet announced its roster moves today, but Ryan's addition will not be the only one. Jordan Babineaux and Rocky Bernard will again count against the 53-man limit as they come off suspensions. The league granted Seattle one-day roster exemptions Monday, standard procedure when suspensions end.

The Seahawks are also in the market for help at receiver. Logan Payne, Courtney Taylor and Jordan Kent are their only healthy ones. I've heard nothing connecting veterans Joe Horn, Keenan McCardell or Koren Robinson to Seattle. Samie Parker is another veteran on the market. He caught 110 passes for Kansas City over the last three seasons.