Hauschka in, Reed out among Hawks roster moves

Published on September 5, 2011 by     Tacoma News Tribune (Feed)

The Seattle Seahawks announced several roster moves this afternoon. Perhaps the most noticeable is they claimed Denver Broncos reserve kicker Steve Hauschka. In order to make room for him, Seattle waived former Pittsburgh and San Francisco kicker Jeff Reed.

Reed seem to have a roster spot sewed up after Seattle released Brandon Coutu a few weeks ago, but as personnel people always say, you’re not just competing against the 80 people on your own roster, but the entire rosters of the 31 other teams as well.

In this case, we got a first-hand look at Hauschka, who made a 51-yard, game winning field goal with no time left against the Seahawks at Denver two weeks ago to clinch that game, 23-20.

This addition looks like a move to get younger at the position more than anything. A 10-year veteran, Reed is 32, while Hauschka, entering his fourth season out of North Carolina State, is 26.

Along with the 51-yard field goal, Hauschka made all four extra points during exhibition play, and three of his five kickoffs went for touchbacks. However, he did kickoff on Doug Baldwin’s 105-yard return for a touchdown.

The Seahawks also waived linebacker David Vobora and defensive tackles Junior Siavii, and this year’s seventh-round draft pick, Pep Levingston.

Seattle replaced those three on the roster with offensive tackle Jarriel King of South Carolina (waived by Giants), and defensive tackles Landon Cohen out of Ohio (waived by the Patriots) and LSU’s Al Woods (waived by the Bucs.

The Seahawks also signed DE Maurice Fountain, DE Jameson Konz, WR Ricardo Lockette, G Brent Osborne, S Josh Pinkard and WR Owen Spencer to the practice squad, so they can add two more players. Teams can have up to eight players on the practice squad.

Levingston could be a practice squad addition for Seattle if he clears waivers.

In all, Seattle made 14 more moves today after completing 27 transactions on Saturday. And they’re likely not done.

via Hauschka in, Reed out among Hawks roster moves | Seahawks Insider.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

11970517-standard

He’s 30, but Seahawks’ Mebane is back and better

The drill for Brandon Mebane interviews follows a script: Writer asks Seattle Seahawks PR guy to set it ...
600x405x140930-gilliam-600.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DwhV7Niefu

New RT Garry Gilliam improves rapidly

Don’t tell Garry Gilliam his first start wasn’t in a real game. Trying to block Justin Houston is as ...
_d4s7270

Seahawks Linebackers Impress in Kansas City

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner had a pregame message for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Despite having only five ...
1cst_-0788

Rookie Tyler Lockett Shines in Seahawks Debut

When the Seahawks, a team known for moving back in the draft to accumulate picks, traded away four ...
cst_ek2v0988

A Surprise Leader At Left Guard, And Other Observations

The Seahawks started practice Wednesday outside under blue skies, and finished it inside with hail rattling off the ...
_rm11666

Seahawks Training Camp Day 8: Three Takeaways From The “Mock Game”

At the eighth practice of Seahawks training camp presented by Bing, the team conducted a "Mock Game" in ...
_rm16972

Three Things We Learned From Defensive Coordinator Kris Richard

Following day four of Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Kris Richard took time to ...
Seattle Seahawks

Ahtyba Rubin Steps Up, And Other Observations From Day 3 Of Seahawks Training Camp

Day 3 of Seahawks training camp meant the first day of practicing in pads, so it was a ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz