Running back Demitrius Bronson #30 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Seahawks 21-16. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Seattle announced Monday they had terminated the contracts of veteran cornerback Terrell Thomas and guard Wade Smith.
In addition, they waived tackle Cory Brandon, running back Demitrius Bronson, safety Michael Dobson, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, wide receiver Kevin Smith and cornerback Thomas Wolfe.
Seattle's roster now sits at 82 players with the team needing to make seven additional moves prior to the deadline Tuesday.
The Seahawks could place linebacker Horace Miller and defensive tackle Michael Brooks on injured reserve with knee injuries as part of the moves.
Seattle will then need to trim their rosters down to 53 players by Saturday at 1 p.m. following their final preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Heath Farwell likely to undergo surgery for injured groin:
Reserve linebacker Heath Farwell suffered an injured groin in the second half of Friday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
While defending a pass in the endzone from Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen to receiver Armanti Edwards, Farwell fell to the turf and had to be tended to by trainers before slowly walking off the field.
Head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that Farwell suffered "extensive damage" and was going to be heading east to see a specialist. Carroll said surgery was likely for Farwell.
"Heath is going back east to get evaluated," Carroll said. "He probably has to have surgery on his groin. So that’s a very, very difficult situation for him. He had extensive damage and everything points to surgery. I think he’s traveling tomorrow to get out there for Thursday, possibly."
Farwell was in a fight for a roster spot as undrafted rookie Brock Coyle has appeared to be ahead of him on the draft chart throughout training camp. It's a real possibility Farwell would have been released during final cuts. However, the injury means Seattle will likely have to place Farwell on injured reserve with an injury settlement the probably outcome.
Bobby Wagner returns to practice:
Linebacker Bobby Wagner went through pregame warmups with the team prior to Friday night's game against the Bears. That was a fairly strong indication that he would return to practice this week.
Wagner was back on the practice field Monday for the first time since suffering a pulled hamstring early on in training camp.
"It was great," Wagner said. "I got tired of watching everybody have fun. So it was good to have fun too."
Carroll said it will be important for Wagner to string a few consecutive days of work together in order to feel like he's truly back and ready to go.
Wagner said he wants to get some game action this Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders as a tune-up before the team opens the regular season on Sept. 4 against the Green Bay Packers.
"Yeah, I would like to get out there before to get a feel for the game but at the same time it’s still the game we have been playing for a long time so I think I will be fine," Wagner said.
Carroll said linebacker Bruce Irvin and receiver Kevin Norwood likely won't practice this week, but the plan for both players to begin to get back on the practice field.
Irvin has been on the physically unable to perform list after having hip surgery this offseason. Norwood had surgery to address bone spurs in his foot early in training camp.
The expectation of Norwood to be ready to practice next week could be a good sign that he is securely on the roster despite having made it through just one practice during training camp.
Cornerback Jeremy Lane suffered a groin injury that isn't considered to be serious. Tight end Cooper Helfet is better than expected after suffering shoulder and knee injuries against the Bears. Carroll said the shoulder remains an issue for Helfet.