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Hawks waive DE Wilson, Barbre

In somewhat of a surprise move, the Seattle Seahawks waived defensive end E.J. Wilson and guard Allen Barbre today.

In their place, the Seahawks signed defensive tackle Amon Gordon and offensive tackle Will Robinson.

Wilson was a fourth round draft pick for the Seahawks in this year's draft, brought in to play strongside defensive end behind Red Bryant. However, Wilson had been active for only two games, and with Bryant placed on the season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury, Kentwan Balmer took over as the starter at the 5-technique, with Jay Richardson serving as his backup.

Gordon initially signed with Seattle on August 18 during training camp but was released during final roster cut downs in September.

Carroll was not pleased with the play of the defensive line last week against New Orleans, and Gordon gives him another big body to use inside against Kansas City, ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing offense this week.

Robinson spent time with Seattle in training camp in 2009. He was signed from the Washington Redskins practice squad.

Seattle also made some moves with the practice squad, releasing defensive end James Wyche and wide receiver Antonio Robinson, and bringing back receiver Patrick Williams.