The Seattle Seahawks are making some moves as their team enters Week 2 banged up.
Already a bit undermanned, Seattle has released defensive tackle Tom Johnson on Saturday. This move came out of nowhere, as fans in the Emerald City were not expecting this.
A surprise move: The #Seahawks have informed starting DT Tom Johnson they're releasing him, per sources. They're beat up and need the roster spot. Johnson's salary is already guaranteed and they'll likely re-sign him next week. For now ... he's a free agent.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2018
Johnson had all his money guaranteed with Seattle, so no big deal there. The Hawks likely released him to fill a roster spot as players begin to drop like flies.
Johnson started off his career as a New Orleans Saint, but had a great stint in Minnesota from 2014-2017. The 34-year-old recorded just one tackle in the opener as a Seahawk.
LB Mychal Kendricks, released by the Browns following charges of insider trading, is signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per sources..— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2018
Seattle not likely to waste any time: Kendricks expected to play Monday night vs. Bears.
Seattle also recently added Mychal Kendricks, who's facing some legal troubles, but will play regardless.
The Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears