Veteran DT Ahtyba Rubin among Seahawks final roster cuts

Updated 6:45 pm, Saturday, September 2, 2017

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks released veteran defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, backup quarterback Trevone Boykin and fullback Marcel Reese as part of their roster moves to reach the 53-man limit on Saturday.

Seattle announced the moves several hours after the NFL deadline of 4 p.m. ET for rosters to be set. The cuts included wide receiver Kasen Williams and cornerback Pierre Desir after both had been standouts in training camp.

The decision to release Boykin means Seattle will go into the season with just veteran Austin Davis as the backup QB to Russell Wilson. Boykin had served as Wilson’s backup a year ago, but was inconsistent during the preseason while Davis played well in the final two exhibition games.

Seattle also made a pair of trades, sending…

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