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Hawks cut WR Maxwell and CB Richards, sign two

The Seattle Seahawks announced a couple roster moves this morning. They waived/injured wide receiver Marcus Maxwell and released cornerback Chris Richards.

To fill those vacant spots, the team picked up linebacker Tyjuan Hagler and wide receiver Matt Simon.

Maxwell had been out with a leg issues the, last few days of training camp, while Richards had played well at times during camp but apparently at 5-11, 181 pounds did not have the size they were looking for at corner.

Hagler was a fifth-round pick (173rd overall) by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2005 NFL Draft.

A six-year veteran, Hagler started 17 of 37 games played and has tallied 117 tackles (65 solo) and one sack.

Simon signed with New Orleans as a rookie free agent last year and spent one week on the team's practice squad before being released in September.

A Northern Illinois product, he totaled 96 catches for 1,660 yards and eight scores in his four years there.