The Seahawks also placed defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson on injured reserve after Wilkerson suffered a knee injury in Friday night's preseason finale against Oakland. The extent of the knee injury wasn't known immediately after the 20-3 win over the Raiders, but Seattle was high on the depth Wilkerson provided on the defensive line.
Other undrafted rookies to make Seattle's final roster include quarterback Josh Portis and receiver Doug Baldwin. The play of Baldwin had many wondering if Golden Tate would be expendable, but Tate responded with five catches for 79 yards and made an impact on special teams in the preseason finale against Oakland.
Baldwin was originally going to fly back to Florida and spend the weekend with his family, but decided to stay in the area in the hopes he'd make the final roster.
"I'm just going to stay out here and hope and pray I have the opportunity to be here on Monday," Baldwin said after Friday's preseason game.
The rest of the cuts were: fullback Dorson Boyce; receivers Chris Carter, Ricardo Lockette, Owen Spencer and Patrick Williams; cornerback Kennard Cox; offensive linemen Paul Fanaika and William Robinson; defensive ends Maurice Fountain, Jameson Konz and A.J. Schable; tackle David Howard; linebackers Michael Johnson and Mike Morgan; and running back Vai Taua.
Defensive end Pierre Allen was waived/injured.
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