Seahawks release LB Ben Burr-Kirven after failed physical

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In the aftermath of running back Chris Carson’s retirement from the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks have handed linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven his walking papers after a failed physical designation.

Seattle drafted Burr-Kirven in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of the University of Washington. Throughout his three-year career thus far, he has rarely seen the field on defense but has been used extensively on special teams, where he has thrived.

Burr-Kirven suffered a torn ACL in the preseason last year and missed the entire 2021 season as a result. He would be released by the Seahawks on July 26 after failing his physical.

Jordyn Brooks and Cody Barton are expected to lead the linebacker corps in 2022 with the releases of Bobby Wagner and Burr-Kirven, while Rashaad Penny and rookie Kenneth Walker III will receive significant playing time in replacing Carson at running back.

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