Seattle Seahawks Release Running Back

The Seattle Seahawks have released Darwin Thompson, a 25-year-old running back who previously played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Thompson spent the entirety of the 2022 season on the practice squad and did not make the active roster. However, he had shown promise during preseason games, leading to his signing of a reserve/future contract in January.

Despite his potential, he was ultimately waived as part of the team's roster reduction prior to the 2023 NFL Draft.

Thompson has a career rushing line of 64-225-2 and 16 receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown in 26 games.

While he had limited opportunities to prove himself in regular-season action, his new contract had given him a chance to compete for a bigger role in the upcoming offseason. This was particularly important given the probable departure of running back Rashaad Penny.

Thompson is not the only player released by the Seahawks as part of their roster reduction.

The team has also cut defensive tackle Jarrod Hewitt, defensive back Chris Steele, and wide receivers Connor Wedington and Easop Winston.

It remains to be seen if Thompson will find another opportunity with a different team during the spring or summer. Photo Credit:  Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports