Seahawks cut twelve players

The Seattle Seahawks began their move towards reaching the League mandated 53 player roster by reducing the team roster by twelve players yesterday. Among the twelve were some familiar names. The Seahawks will cut two more players before today's practice and go from 70 players to 53 by Monday's deadline. The team will be allowed a five men practice squad in addition to the 53 men roster..


The team released WR Cedric Bonner, G Konrad Dean, K Remy Hamilton, DT John Hilliard, QB Jeff Kelly, T Dustin Kroeker, CB Tony Scott, FB Ed Stansbury, and LB

Tim Terry, T Michael Thompson, WR James Williams and P Rodney Williams.  
James Williams and John Hilliard were sixth round draft picks in the 2000 draft.
Hilliard played in six games last season and started three.  Williams alternated as the team's fourth and fifth receiver during his career.
Terry started eight games last season and totaled 42 tackles after taking over for an injured Chad Brown.

Kelly was the team No.3 quarterback last year and appeared in two of the team's three exhibition games.

Coach Mike Holmgren said the cuts are never easy especially for players who have been around the team for a few years. "Any time you have to release someone that has been with you a year or two, you know them better and it's harder to make the cut."  Holmgren said. "I've said it many times and I'll stick with it, this is a tough day for me and we have another one coming up next week. They all worked very hard and I was pleased with that, but part of the deal is getting down to 65."  

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