Seahawks release Kent, Plackemeier, Forsett
The Seahawks released Ryan Plackemeier, who had two 22-yard punts in the season-opening 34-10 loss at Buffalo. The team also released receiver Jordan Kent and running back Justin Forsett. The Seahawks signed former Packers punter Jon Ryan to replace Plackemeier.
Seattle Times staff reporters
The Seahawks have released wide receiver Jordan Kent, punter Ryan Plackemeier and running back Justin Forsett.
The release of Kent and Forsett presumably makes room on the 53-man roster for the return of defensive tackle Rocky Bernard and defensive back Jordan Babineaux, who served one-game suspensions last week.
Plackemeier's departure cleared the way for the team to sign punter Jon Ryan, a former Green Bay Punter. Plackemeier was ineffective Sunday in the Seahawks' season-opening 34-10 loss at Buffalo.
Seattle also placed wide receiver Nate Burleson on injured reserve after Burleson tore the ACL in his left knee Sunday. His season is over.
The release of Kent leaves the Seahawks with just two healthy receivers on the roster — Logan Payne and Courtney Taylor.
The Seahawks brought in five receivers for tryouts today, according to nfl.com. The five were former Oregon player Samie Parker, former Oregon State player Mike Hass, Billy McMullen, Mark Bradford, who played at Stanford, and Devale Ellis.
Both Kent and Forsett, who made the team after good exhibition seasons, are eligible for the practice squad and the Seahawks currently have one spot to fill there.
But the team has an open roster spot with Burleson gone, and is expected to fill that with a free-agent receiver.
Ryan was going to enter the season as the Packers punter until Washington released Derrick Frost. The Packers signed Frost to replace Ryan.
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