So I noticed the other day that the team picked up a third center off of waivers, which I thought was odd.
I thought it was odd right up until I noticed this piece in a different publication:Seahawks waive Dowton, claim center Patrick Lewis from Jacksonville
Seattle has made one more roster move today, waiving linebacker Marcus Dowtin and claiming center Patrick Lewis off of waivers from Jacksonville.
Lewis, in his second year, has not played in any games, spending most of last year on Cleveland’s practice squad before being picked up late in the season by the Jags.
Lewis was waived by Jacksonville earlier in the week as teams had to get down to 75 players by today.
The addition of Lewis means Seattle has 14 offensive linemen on its roster, three of whom are listed as centers, the others of whom are Max Unger and Lemuel Jeanpierre. However, Greg Van Roten and Stephen Schilling, each also still on the roster, have also played center during training camp. . .
Strategy or coincidence?. . .Looking for a subplot for the big Green Bay-Seattle opener? Check out center, where the Packers might be playing a rookie, Corey Linsley, the fifth-round pick from Ohio State, in the wake of prospective starter J.C. Tretter going down for a few weeks with a knee injury Friday night. Linsley, as of Sunday, had not snapped a ball with the first-team offense since being drafted; all the emphasis had been on getting Tretter, a Cornell kid, ready for his big debut after the Pack let Evan Dietrich-Smith walk in free agency this off-season. I don’t expect it’ll be the decisive factor by any means, but the last thing Mike McCarty wanted in a game of that magnitude is any uncertainty between Aaron Rodgers and his snapper. . .