The NFL season is off to a very unconventional start this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
There haven't been any preseason games. NFL training camps have been fan-less, and reporters have been shut out from seeing the what's what about their respective teams.
With that brings a lot of uncertainty as to who is in and who is out as it relates to the final 53-man roster.
There was already one cut day, which occurred on Aug. 16, trimming rosters down to 80 players. The NFL's will make another purge Saturday at 1pm PT, eliminating 900 players across the league.
Here's a list of reported roster cuts, moves and trades ahead of the 53-man roster deadline.
#Seahawks WR David Moore, who was on an RFA tender worth $2.13M, has agreed to a reworked contract and will stay in Seattle, source said. He’ll sign his new deal this morning.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
The Seahawks are parting ways with rookie tight end Stephen Sullivan, per Brady Henderson of ESPN.
The Seahawks are waiving rookie TE Stephen Sullivan and hope to get him on their practice squad if he clears waivers, a source tells me.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 5, 2020
Henderson also reports that the Seahawks are waiving wide receiver Cody Thompson and DT P.J. Johnson.
The Seahawks have waived WR Cody Thompson, a source tells me. He had a strong start to camp then got slowed by an injury.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 5, 2020
The Seahawks are waiving DT P.J. Johnson, a source tells me.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 5, 2020
According to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic, the Seahawks are waiving safety Ryan Neal.
Seahawks are waiving safety Ryan Neal, per source. Neal had a solid camp, I thought. I’d expect him to be re-signed to practice squad, which is where he was last year.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
Quarterback Danny Etling has also been released, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Etling is practice squad candidate.
Seahawks released QB Danny Etling, who could return to their practice squad.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
The Seahawks are waiving DE/LB Shaquem Griffin, per source. A 2018 fifth-round pick, Shaquem seemed to have found a home as a pass-rusher/strongside LB, but now he’ll be available on waivers.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
An aside: His twin bro Shaquill is in a contract year.
Undrafted rookie tight end Tyler Mabry has also been waived, per The Athletic.
#Seahawks are waiving undrafted rookie TE Tyler Mabry, with the thought he could be brought back on practice squad, per source. Seattle’s kinda stacked at TE right now but Mabry could be a long-term project. Plus, couple rookie TEs injured right now.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
NFL Draft Scout’s Rob Rang reports none of the Seahawks 2020 UDFA class have made the roster.
The #Seahawks success with late round picks and undrafted free agents is well documented, but none of the UDFAs from the 2020 training camp made today’s initial roster, according to source.— Rob Rang (@RobRang) September 5, 2020
ESPN's Brady Henderson reports UDFA safety Chris Miller has been waived.
The Seahawks are waiving UDFA S Chris Miller, a source tells me.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 5, 2020
Wide receiver Lance Lenoir will also be in search of a new NFL home, unless he is signed to Seattle's practice squad.
#Seahawks waived WR Lance Lenoir, I’m told. Another practice squad candidate.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
Wide receiver Penny Hart, who played on Seattle's practice squad last year, has been waived, per The Athletic.
Hearing Seahawks waived WR Penny Hart. He was on practice squad last year.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
The Seahawks also waived wide receiver Jayson Stanley, per Michael-Shawn Dugar. Stanley also played at cornerback in camp.
#Seahawks are waiving CB/WR Jayson Stanley, per source. I put CB and WR because Stanley actually did play both in camp. Caught a back-shoulder TD from Danny Etling in one of the mock games too. Pretty sure he’s a practice squad candidate.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
Tom Pelissero reports Washington State standout Anthony Gordon has also been waived. He is said to be a possible practice squad candidate.
The #Seahawks waived rookie QB Anthony Gordon, source said. A probable practice squad candidate.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2020
After the Seahawks reunited with their 2014 second-round pick in late August, Paul Richardson is looking for a new NFL home, per Pelissero.
The #Seahawks are releasing WR Paul Richardson, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2020
Fullback Nick Bellore is expected to make the initial 53-man roster, per Ben Arthur of the Seattle PI.
I'm hearing that fullback/core special teamer Nick Bellore is expected to be on the #Seahawks initial 53-man roster. Might get released to fit someone onto IR, but expectation is he'd be re-signed right away. So similar to what happened with him last year.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) September 5, 2020
Former Washington wide receiver Aaron Fuller has been waived, per The Athletic. He's a practice squad candidate.
#Seahawks plan to waive undrafted WR Aaron Fuller, per source. Fuller played at nearby Washington and if he clears waivers, I would expect him to be back via the practice squad.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 5, 2020
Practice squads are expanding to 16 players this year, so keep an eye out for that next.