Seahawks release Ben Obomanu

Ben Obomanu

Ben Obomanu had quite a run with the Seahawks, especially when you consider that the wide receiver was a seventh-round draft choice in 2006.

But the team announced today that Obomanu has been released, not a surprising move after wide receiver Percy Harvin was acquired in a trade with the Vikings earlier this month. Obomanu took to Twitter in announcing the move a couple weeks back:

And No. 87 caught 87 passes in six seasons with the Seahawks (he spent 2008 on injured reserve), including a career-high 37 in 2011. But last season he was limited to four catches for 58 yards before being placed on IR in late October with a wrist injury.

Obomanu’s best season came in 2010, when he caught 30 passes for 494 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season and then added nine receptions for 111 yards in two playoff games.


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