The Seattle Seahawks released wide receiver Keary Colbert this morning. The team is expected to make an announcement this afternoon regarding the move. In our story today we quoted Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren stating that perhaps some changes would be made at receiver.
Colbert's release, along with Deion Branch's return, appears to be part of that change in the receiver rotation for Seattle that Holmgren alluded to. Colbert's release clears the way for Seattle to move up Courtney Taylor or Michael Bumpus from the practice squad. The Seahawks are likely to move up Taylor, although Bumpus might be a good candidate because of his ability to play slot when Seattle goes with four wide receivers.
The Seahawks reportedly gave up a conditional 5th round draft pick to get Colbert from Denver, so it appears they will part with the pick even though Colbert didn't work out. It will be interesting to see how not having that pick will affect the team's draft plans for 2009.
Colbert dropped several balls during his tenure with Seattle. He finished with seven catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in four starts for the Seahawks.