The Seattle Seahawks released a hard-working, but injury-plagued defensive end on Monday, and used the vacant spot on the 90-man roster to give a Seattle native a second chance to make the roster.
The Seahawks announced that they had waived/injured Dexter Davis. A seventh round pick by the Seattle in the 2010 draft out of Arizona State, Davis showed flashes of being a talented pass rusher and special teams player, but could not overcome nagging injuries that kept him off the field.
Davis played in Seattle’s two preseason games, collecting one assisted tackle against Tennessee. However, head coach Pete Carroll said that Davis had been bothered by a hip issue that limited his practice time.
Davis, 25, spent all but one game on the injured reserve list last year with a different hip injury. But in his rookie season in 2010, the 6-1, 244-pounder played in 15 games, totaling eight tackles and a sack, along with six tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.
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Seattle used the vacant roster spot to re-sign cornerback Donny Lisowski, whom the team released on Aug. 7 to make room for receiver Terrell Owens. The O’Dea High of Seattle and University of Montana product earned a spot on the 90-man roster after impressing Carroll during the team’s rookie minicamp in May.