Report: Seahawks to release defensive tackle Tom Johnson
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By Liz Mathews

On the morning of their final walk-through before heading to face the Chicago Bears in prime time, the Seattle Seahawks are making a roster move.

Seattle is planning to release defensive tackle Tom Johnson, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

“They’re beat up and need the roster spot,” Pelissero tweeted. “Johnson’s salary is already guaranteed and they’ll likely re-sign him next week. For now . . .  he’s a free agent.”

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The Seahawks have listed a number of starters on their practice report this week with various injuries and the health of the defense is quickly becoming a concern.

Linebackers K.J. Wright (knee) and Bobby Wagner (groin) have yet to practice this week, with Wright expected to miss Monday’s contest. Starting cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin (thigh) and Tre Flowers (hamstring) both popped up with injuries on the report, as did safety Delano Hill (hamstring).

Johnson, a veteran defensive lineman, was signed to the squad in March as a free agent after spending four seasons with the Vikings. Johnson originally signed a three-year contract with the Saints in...



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