Rookie tight end released

The arrival of Kellen Winslow Jr. has led to the departure of Cooper Helfet.

The rookie tight end from Duke was released today to clear a spot on the 90-man roster for Winslow, who was acquired Monday in a trade with the Buccaneers.

Helfet was among the tryout players invited to the team’s rookie minicamp and then signed after impressing the coaches during the three practices.

Winslow, a former first-round draft choice by the Browns who averaged 73 receptions the past three seasons with the Bucs, did not participate in the Seahawks’ first OTA practice today. But he is scheduled to join the team this week.

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