The Seahawks have made some roster moves today , one of them is totally out of the blue.
First off, Dexter Davis, the 7th Round Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft was released today after injuring his hip in Saturdays game versus the Broncos. Davis was on IR all of last year with a hip injury, in which he had surgically repaired. The hip that was injured in Saturday’s game was the other side, but the Seahawks didn’t seem to want to take a chance on him any longer.
Replacing Davis on the 90 man roster is Donny Lisowski, the CB that had started training camp with the Seahawks. Lisowski is 5’11″ and weighs in at 185 lbs. A local product, Lisowski went to high school at Seattle’s O’Dea High School, he attended college at Montana. He came to Seattle as an Undrafted Free Agent, and he will probably fit right in behind Marcus Trufant and Roy Lewis. In camp, Lisowski wore the number 21.
The other roster move that was stunning today was that the Seahawks traded MLB Barrett Ruud to the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed draft pick. That makes two MLB’s Seattle has sent to the Big Easy this year alone. Early in Free Agency, former MLB David Hawthorne departed to join the Saints Organization in their endeavors. The Saints have injuries to both David Hawthorne, and their other MLB Curtis Lofton.
The move of Ruud today signals how much rookie MLB Bobby Wagner has impressed the coaches in camp so far. There had been a competition between Wagner and Ruud to see who was going to run the defense. Ruud had been rehabbing old injuries and didn’t get to see a lot of time in a Seahawks uniform, Wagner took the reins and grabbed ahold of the defense. It is still unknown who the Seahawks are going to bring in to fill the roster spot voided by Ruud, or if they will just leave it empty pending the start of the roster cuts after the next preseason game.