The Seahawks have traded linebacker Barrett Ruud to the Saints for an undisclosed draft choice and also waived/injured defensive end Dexter Davis, the team announced this afternoon.
Ruud was signed as an unrestricted free agent in April and expected to compete with rookie Bobby Wagner for the starting middle linebacker job that opened when David Hawthorne jumped to the Saints in free agency. It was an injury to Hawthorne that prompted the Saints interest in Ruud, who became available because Wagner has played well while working with the No. 1 defense.
Davis injured a hip in Saturday night’s game against the Broncos in Denver. If he clears waivers, he will be added to the Seahawks’ injured reserve list.
To fill his spot on the 90-man roster, Donny Lisowski was re-signed. The cornerback from Montana and Seattle’s O’Dea High School was originally signed on May 15, but then released on Aug. 7 when wide receiver Terrell Owens was signed.