The Seattle Seahawks have announced some roster moves, inudong the release of former Hoiston Roughnecks CB Saivion Smith.
Smith played collegiate ball at Alabama, but went undrafted in 2018. He signed with the Jaguars but was subsequently released.
After the 2020 XFL season, Smith signed with the Dallas Cowboys, and spent most of the year with the club. He was released this offseason, and claimed by the Seahawks.
Smith played in the first 2 games for the Roughnecks, but was unable to see the field for the remaining 3.
The release of Smith opens a roster spot that was filled by WR Darece Roberson. Roberson has a lot of speed and big play ability. He ran a 4.37 40 at his pro day in 2020, before everything was shut down.
Roberson, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound speedster—he ran a 10.79-second 100-yard dash in high school—was a big-play threat as a receiver and return man in college, averaging more than 20 yards per catch twice (21.44 in 2018 and 20.76 in 2019) while also becoming the second player in school history to score touchdowns on kick and punt returns. Roberson finished his college career with 92 catches for 1,767 yards and 24 touchdowns in 43 games, 33 of them starts. As a senior, Roberson had 34 catches for 706 yards and nine scores, and added 118 rushing yards on just seven carries. He also averaged 32.3 yards per kick return as a senior, gaining 324 yards on 10 returns, including a 96-yard touchdown in the final game of his college career.Seahawks Press Release
Smith is likely to catch on somewhere during training camp, given his experience and talent level.
Roberson joins the team as a 12th WR on their training camp roster.
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