Clemons Back, Ready To Contribute For Seattle
The workout took place at the Seattle Seahawks facility and was the same type of testing any would-be free agent looking to join the club would go through. Yet, this wasn't a free agent being examined, it was Chris Clemons undergoing scrutiny to see if the Seahawks' sack leader for the last three seasons would be ready to return from a torn ACL in his left knee early in the 2013 season.
Or if Seattle needed to be even more patient with his return. The Seahawks knew at that point that they would get Clemons back on the field sooner rather than later. There would be no need for Clemons to start the season on the physically unable to perform list and delay his return by another six-plus weeks.
Seahawks Make Roster Moves
The Seattle Seahawks have signed center/guard Jason Spitz.
The 6-foot-3, 298-pound Spitz was a third-round draft choice by the Packers in 2006 and was with the Jacksonville Jaguars the past two seasons. He spent last season on injured reserve and was released by the Jaguars in August. Spitz has started 45 games in his seven-season NFL career.
The Seattle Seahawks have released defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith.
Seattle traded an undisclosed draft choice to Jacksonville for Smith on August 31. He played in two games and recorded five tackles (two solo) this season.
The Seattle Seahawks have placed tackle Russell Okung on the injured reserve/designated to return list and signed tackle Caylin Hauptmann from the Cleveland Browns practice squad.
Hauptmann signed with the Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 27. He started all 37 games played at left tackle for Florida International during his college career.
Okung was the sixth-overall draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft by Seattle and has started all 40 games played at left tackle.