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The Seattle Seahawks are planning to waive outdoors linebacker Shaquem Griffin, according to Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic. Seattle, like each NFL crew, is making cuts to get right down to its 53-man roster for the beginning of the 2020 common season. 

Griffin, whose brother Shaquill is a Professional Bowl cornerback for the Seahawks, was born with amniotic band syndrome, which led to a part of his left arm being amputated when he was a toddler. An inspiration to many, Griffin starred on the College of Central Florida, the place he was a three-year starter at linebacker. His success at UCF led to him being a fifth-round decide within the 2018 draft. Throughout his two seasons in Seattle, Griffin recorded 16 tackles whereas not lacking a single recreation. In his ultimate recreation as a Seahawk, Griffin recorded a sack of Aaron Rodgers throughout Seattle’s divisional spherical playoff loss. 

Griffin, who labored extensively at turning into a greater move rusher throughout the offseason, obtained reward from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll throughout coaching camp. 

“He flashed identical to you’d anticipate him to,” Carroll stated of Griffin after Seattle’s first padded follow, by way of The Athletic. “He obtained free on the sting on a rush, a very nice up-and-under on one other one. We’re actually relying on him, clearly, for his velocity and it was demonstrated yesterday.”

Whereas Griffin will now be seeking a brand new crew, his twin brother is assured that Shaquem’s offseason work will repay in 2020. 

“He began determining strikes which might be going to work for him,” Shaquill stated.  “I am simply actually pleased with him as a result of he took this in his personal arms like, ‘You recognize what, I will be higher for this crew this yr.’ I watched him each single day work his butt off to attempt to get to some extent the place he is at, simply to have a possibility that (is deserved) coming into this yr. I am positively pleased with him. It has been cool to see.”

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