It’s a sad day for many NFL players as teams are expected to finalize their rosters to 53 today, resulting in cuts of hundreds of NFL players and hopefuls.
Per Mike Dugar, one of those cut today was former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who was waived by the Seahawks after two seasons with the team.
The Seahawks drafted Shaquem in the fifth round of the 2018 draft, reuniting him with his brother Shaquill, who they drafted in the third round the previous year.
In two seasons with the team, Griffin was mostly a special teams player but also got snaps as a backup linebacker.
Shaquem played in every game for the past two seasons for the Seahawks but only managed five tackles throughout the season.
Shaquem will now go through the NFL waiver wire, where all 31 other teams will have the opportunity to claim the former UCF Knight. If he goes unclaimed, the Seahawks will likely add him to their practice squad, which is expanded this year due to COVID-19 protocols.
Shaquill made the 53-man roster and is in the final year of his rookie contract with the team.
Black & Gold Banneret will update this story as it develops.