Linebacker Heath Farwell #55 of the Seattle Seahawks gestures during the Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium against the Denver Broncos on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The Seattle Seahawks made seven more roster moves on Tuesday to cut their roster down to the maximum of 75 players by the 1 p.m. PT deadline.
After releasing eight players on Monday, the Seahawks made several injury related moves on Tuesday.
The team placed linebacker Heath Farwell, cornerback A.J. Jefferson and guard C.J. Davis on injured reserve. In addition, they waived/injured defensive tackle Michael Brooks, linebacker Horace Miller and receiver David Gilreath.
The final move needed to reach the roster limit was to place cornerback Eric Pinkins on the reserve/non-football injury list.
Farwell suffered an injured groin Friday night against the Chicago Bears and likely needs surgery to correct the issue.
Jefferson (ankle) and Davis (calf) both suffered injuries in Seattle's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos.
Injury settlements could be very likely with all three players at some point instead of carrying them on the roster throughout the entire season.
Gilreath had not been on the practice field in weeks after suffering a concussion. Miller and Brooks both injured their knees against the San Diego Chargers.
Pinkins had been on the non-football injury list throughout training camp with a Lisfranc injury.
The non-football injury list works the same way as the physically unable to perform list. The only difference is the injury was suffered doing an activity not directly related to playing football.
Pinkins will be ineligible to return until after the first six weeks of the season.
Farwell is obviously the biggest name on the list of roster moves. He has been Seattle's special teams captain the last two seasons and is a trusted reserve option.
However, his days with the Seahawks may have been coming to an end even prior to the injury. Rookie Brock Coyle appeared to have moved by Farwell on the depth chart and the team could have saved $1.5 million with Farwell's release.
The injury to Farwell means he'll make at least some of that money this season, even if the team gives him an injury settlement.