Seahawks Insider Blog

Hawks cut K Brandon Coutu, DL Ryan Sims

Greetings from CenturyLink Field. We actually have some news to report. The Seattle Seahawks announced that kicker Brandon Coutu and defensive tackle Ryan Sims were waived today.

Taking their place on the 90-man roster are defensive tackles David Howard and Maurice Fountain.

Coutu, the seventh-round draft pick by Seattle in 2008, was brought in to compete with 10-year veteran Jeff Reed. Coutu finished with a 28-yard field goal against San Diego last week, but struggled to get the ball in the end zone, even with the kickoffs now at the 35-yard line.

Sims hadn’t practice for about a week because of a swollen knee, and the Seahawks have issues with depth at defensive line.

Seahawks who will not play today include receiver Ben Obomanu (shoulder), cornerback Walter Thurmond (ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (ankle), defensive end A.J. Schable (unspecified), defensive tackle Jay Alford (unspecified), offensive tackle Russell Okung (ankle), tight end John Carlson (shoulder) and defensive end Pierre Allen.

Cornerback Roy Lewis (knee), receiver Deon Butler (leg), defensive tackle Colin Cole (ankle) and tight end Cameron Morrah (toe) are still on the PUP list and will not play tonight.

Cornerback Kelly Jennings (head), who did not practice for the last, few days, is suited up and could play tonight.