After three drafts and offseasons together, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have compiled a roster where their castoffs are inviting to other NFL teams – and long before the roster cut to 53 players in September.
Case in point: The last two players released by the Seahawks have been claimed by other teams.
Monday, tight end John Nalbone was waived to clear a spot on the 90-man roster for offensive lineman Edawn Coughman. Nalbone was claimed by the Cowboys. Friday, rookie defensive end Monte Taylor was waived to clear a roster spot for linebacker Kyle Knox. Taylor was claimed by the Eagles.
When Mike Holmgren took over as coach and GM in 1999, it took five or six seasons before he began cutting players that other teams found value in.