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RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday reduced their roster by nine players, bringing the team down to the NFL’s 75-man roster limit.

The Seahawks waived/injured: RB George Farmer, CB Trovon Reed, DE Josh Shirley and WR Kevin Smith. Those players will revert to Seattle’s injured reserve list if they clear wavers on Wednesday.

The team also waived C Patrick Lewis, RB Zac Brooks, LB Quayshawn Nealy, LB Pete Robertson and G Kristjan Sokoli.

That list includes three players who were on last season’s roster, including Lewis who started nine games after replacing Drew Nowak at center. With the move of Justin Britt to center and the solid play of backup Joey Hunt in the preseason, Lewis became expendable.

Brooks was a seventh-round pick in this year’s draft who was slowed by a hamstring injury and never got the needed carries to stand out.

Monday roster moves

On Monday, the team cut cornerback Brandon Browner during their first round of preseason cuts.

The Seahawks waived fullback Kyle Coleman, receiver Montario Hunter, defensive end DeAngelo Tyson, and waived/injured receiver Deshon Foxx.

Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, a six-year pro, was placed on injured reserve. He entered training camp with a calf injury.

Teams have until Saturday afternoon to reduce their roster again, this time to 53 players.