Official: First look at 2013 Hawks 53-man roster

Staff writerAugust 31, 2013 


Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons on the field before Sunday's NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

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Here are a couple main storylines gleaned from the Seattle Seahawks announcement that the team has made cuts to get down to the 53-man roster.

Having leading sack man Chris Clemons begin the year on the active roster is big news, particularly with all of the nagging injuries on the defensive line heading into a Week 1 contest at Carolina.

Instead of being released and once again hitting the free agency market, 36-year-old cornerback Antoine Winfield chose to retire.

With the impressive play of Walter Thurmond during the preseason, along with quality depth at the position like Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell, the Seahawks could afford to part ways with Winfield.

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