RENTON The Seahawks confirmed they’ve released Brandon Browner, and have also made five other moves in advance of Tuesday’s deadline to get a 90-man roster down to 75.
The team needs to make those nine other roster moves before Tuesday at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. One could be another former veteran starter.
None of Monday’s moves are a surprise.
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Browner has been a third-team safety in preseason games; I detailed situation earlier Monday.
Siliga began training camp on the non-football-injury list. Coach Pete Carroll said the veteran defensive tackle Seattle signed this spring as a free agent from New England arrived for camp with a calf injury. Siliga got back to practice one day, then got another injury in a different area of his calf and has been sidelined since. The fact he’s on injured reserve shows the Seahawks are intrigued by the 26-year old, who is 6 feet 2 and 345 pounds.
“He hasn’t been able to make it back. He just has not been able to get healthy,” Carroll said Monday. “It was an offseason calf injury that never went away. It’s been very difficult to get a good evaluation.”
If he gets healthy Siliga could come in handy in 2017 if Seattle does not extend the contract of four-year veteran defensive tackle Jordan Hill that ends after this season. The Seahawks could also bring him back to practice after six weeks of this regular season, if they decide he could get healthy by then and use their one IR-designated-to-return move. Each NFL team gets one of those it can use per season.