The Seattle Seahawks waived offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus this afternoon, creating an available roster spot to bring back defensive back defensive back Roy Lewis or receiver Deon Butler off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.
The Seahawks received the University of Colorado product in a trade with Detroit in August 2010 for a seventh round pick in the 2012 draft. Polumbus started five games at left tackle and three games at left guard last season, including two playoff games.
Heading into this season, Polumbus was expected to be the swing tackle behind Russell Okung and James Carpenter, but Breno Giacomini assumed that role once the regular season began.
And with rookie Jarriel King returning from an ankle injury and showing the ability to play both tackle and guard, Polumbus, 26, became expendable.
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The Seahawks now have nine offensive linemen on the active roster. Seattle has not announced how they intend to fill the available spot on the active roster.