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Seahawks cut veteran CB Tharold Simon, sign ex-Raiders CB Thorpe, make other roster moves

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks waived veteran cornerback Tharold Simon and fullback Tani Tupou on Tuesday, and re-signed former Seattle fullback Will Tukuafu and brought in former Raiders CB Neiko Thorpe.

Simon, a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft, had appeared in 11 games in a Seahawks career that was limited by injuries, starting five during the 2014 season, the team said.

Tharold Simon, was waived by Seattle Tuesday. He had been signed by the Seahawks in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.

Tharold Simon was waived by Seattle Tuesday. He had been signed by the Seahawks in the 5th round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.

The 6-foot-2, 198 pound Thorpe appeared in 28 games over the past two seasons for Oakland, starting two last season. Thorpe came into the league as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Auburn and appeared in nine games as a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, then spent 2013 with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Tupou signed with Seattle in May as an undrafted rookie free agent, and the University of Washington product played seven snaps at fullback in Sunday’s season opener.

To replace him, the Hawks re-signed Tukuafu, 32, who appeared in 23 games with the Seahawks over the past two seasons.

The Seahawks said they also made changes to the practice squad, signing quarterback Jake Heaps, defensive end Tylor Harris, receiver Antwan Goodley and offensive tackle Michael Ola, and releasing defensive tackle Justin Hamilton, receiver Rodney Smith, offensive tackle Takoby Cofield, and receiver Kasen Williams.