Seahawks release 20 to reach roster limit

The Seahawks released 20 players Saturday and made a number of other moves to trim their roster to the NFL regular-season limit of 53.

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The Seahawks placed tight end John Carlson, wide receiver Isaiah Stanback and defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson on injured reserve. Carlson suffered a torn labrum during practice in mid-August, while Stanback has a hamstring injury and Wilkerson was sidelined with a knee injury.

Wide receiver Deon Butler (leg), cornerback Roy Lewis (knee) and tight end Cameron Morrah (toe) were placed on the physically unable to perform list, while defensive end Pierre Allen was waived with a hamstring injury.

Those released include fullback Dorson Boyce; wide receivers Chris Carter, Owen Spencer, Ricardo Lockette and Patrick Williams; running backs Thomas Clayton and Vai Taua; defensive tackle Colin Cole; cornerback Kennard Cox; guard Paul Fanaika; defensive lineman Maurice Fountain; offensive linemen Mike Gibson and William Robinson; defensive ends David Howard and A.J. Schable; linebackers Michael Johnson, Jameson Konz and Mike Morgan; and safeties Mark LeGree and Josh Pinkard.

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