The Seahawks made nine roster moves on Monday ahead of the Tuesday afternoon deadline to cut down rosters from 90 to 75 players.
The most notable name on Monday’s list was rookie defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who was placed on injured reserve. Williams, a fifth-round draft pick out of Alabama, was placed on IR after suffering from knee problems throughout training camp. The move to injured reserve ends the Australian-born player’s season.
In addition to Williams, seven other players were released: linebackers Kyle Knox and Craig Wilkins, wide receiver Perez Ashford, tight ends Jameson Konz and Andrei Lintz, defensive tackle Martin Parker and snapper Kyle Nelson. Wide receiver Brett Swain, who spent his first two seasons with Green Bay and San Francisco, had his contract terminated.
In addition to the nine moves made on Monday, the Seahawks will have to cut an six more players to reach the league-mandated 75 player limit Tuesday, before settling on their final 53-man roster by Aug. 31.