Other teams want players Seattle cuts

October, 9, 2013
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When wide receiver Stephen Williams was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, it was the 13th player this season that the Seattle Seahawks released who now is on the 53-man roster of another team.

The Jaguars have five of those players, with Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley, the former Seattle defensive coordinator, taking advantage by nabbing a few players he knows about from his days with the Seahawks.

The Kansas City Chiefs, who are 5-0, have four players Seattle let go.

So just for fun, let’s take a look at the 13 players a team could field among all Seattle castoffs that other teams wanted:

Six players are on offense:

Quarterback: Brady Quinn (New York Jets)

Tight end: Sean McGrath (Kansas City Chiefs)

Wide receivers: Williams (Jaguars) and Chris Harper (San Francisco 49ers)

Offensive tackle: Mike Person (St. Louis Cardinals)

Guard: Rishaw Johnson (Chiefs)

McGrath has 15 receptions and one touchdown for the Chiefs. The Seahawks wanted to keep Harper (the team’s fourth-round draft choice from Kansas State) and add him to the practice squad, but the 49ers claimed him off waivers.

Seattle made a similar move the other way last week when the Seahawks claimed rookie quarterback B.J. Daniels off waivers from the 49ers, a player 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said they wanted to add to the practice squad.

The seven other former Seahawks are on defense:

Cornerbacks: Will Blackmon (Jaguars) and Ron Parker (Chiefs)

Safety: Winston Guy (Jaguars)

Linebackers: Allen Bradford (New York Giants), Kyle Knox and John Lotulelei (Jaguars)

Defensive tackle: Jaye Howard (Chiefs)

Blackmon has started four games for the Jaguars and has 15 tackles, including 10 solo stops. He also is splitting time with Ace Sanders as the team’s punt returner.

One other player the Seahawks released, linebacker Ty Powell, is on the practice squad for the Giants.

It says a lot about Seattle’s depth that so many players the team didn’t keep are players other teams want.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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