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Seattle Seahawks cut-down analysis

8/26/2014

Most significant move Tuesday: Nothing surprising on the seven moves Tuesday to get to the 75-player limit after making eight roster moves Monday. However, moving rookie defensive back Eric Pinkins to the reserve/non-football injury list means the Seahawks could bring Pinkins back after the sixth week of the regular season. Pinkins (6-foot-3, 220) was a sixth-round draft pick from San Diego State. He played safety in college, but the Seahawks coaches want to convert him to a cornerback.

Vets to IR: Of the three players placed on injured reserve, cornerback A.J. Jefferson was a bit of a surprise. Being on the IR list means a player is done for the year. Jefferson had an exceptional game in the preseason opener at Denver, but suffered a high-ankle sprain. Now the question is, do the Seahawks want to keep him around all year or just reach an injury settlement? That’s likely the plan for guard C.J. Davis, who went on IR Tuesday. MLB and special-teams captain Heath Farwell probably will have surgery to repair a groin injury he suffered Friday night against the Bears.

Seahawks moves Tuesday: Waived/injured are DT Michael Brooks, WR David Gilreath and LB Horace Miller. Placed on injured reserve are Farwell, Jefferson and Davis. Placed on reserve/non-football injury is Pinkins.