The Seahawks have dropped nine players from their roster, including a couple of surprise releases. Center Joey Hunt and defensive end Branden Jackson were let go in an apparent effort to trim salary. Between Hunt and Jackson, the Seahawks have saved $4.26MM against the cap. All in all, they have roughly $18.7MM in space now, money that may or may not be used to bring Jadeveon Clowney back to Seattle.
Hunt, a 2016 sixth-round pick, has appeared in 34 games for the Seahawks, including eleven starts. The Seahawks leaned on him last year after starter Justin Britt went down with an ACL tear. Without Hunt, it seems that Ethan Pocic has secured the Seahawks’ starting center job. Jackson, meanwhile, has appeared in 36 games across the last three seasons.
The Seahawks also cut running back Patrick Carr, receiver Seth Dawkins, offensive guard Kahlil McKenzie, defensive back Josh Norwood, offensive guard Jordan Roos, linebacker Sutton Smith, and tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson. Their roster now stands at 81 – they’ll likely look to get down to 80 before the August deadline, allowing them to have everyone practice at a single site.
6 comments on “Seahawks Cut Joey Hunt, Branden Jackson”
Seahawks need to use that money on Ryan and Griffen.
The Seahawks already have a bad O-line and the are making it worse.
The Seahawks suffered from some devastating injuries to the O-Line in 2019. Easy to see why PFF gave the Hawks O-Line a poor grade (#27) last year. I wish they’d spend more capital on the OL, you’d think they’d want to protect their handsomely paid QB but JS/PC just don’t. That’s not their M.O.
Personally I think this move should’ve been done around the time the FO shuffled the deck chairs on the Line early in the year so It’s not surprising. I wish they kept DJ Fluker. Neither player in Hunt and Jackson was an above avg lineman. IMO I think we will be much better in 2020, I’m excited about Haynes, D Lewis and JJones. Shell looks better than Ifedi and any OL from the Steelers line IMO is an upgrade to what we had last year. Fingers crossed we play ball in Sept.
Anyone seen Joey’s brother, Mike?
Um, who’s going to play center?
I’m surprised Zach Links has Ethan Pocic as the starting C. I would’ve thought BJ Finney and his experience at C on the Steelers line would make him the obvious replacement seeing Pocic doesn’t have the same experience at that position. Maybe Zach knows something I don’t?
Either way both would be an upgrade over Hunt- when I think of Joey Hunt all I can see is that image of him getting pancaked in Levi’s stadium in our week 10 OT victory over the undefeated 49ers.