Seattle Seahawks waive former Auburn wide receiver

The Seattle Seahawks shook up their wide receiver corps on Friday, and one of the players affected was Auburn’s Demetris Robertson.

Robertson signed with Seattle last week as an undrafted rookie and attended the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp over the weekend.

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But on Friday, Seattle waived Robertson and two other wide receivers who attended rookie minicamp, Jake Herslow of Houston and John Mitchell of Florida Atlantic, as well as wide receiver Matt Cole.

Cole has been on the NFL’s six-team roster in two seasons, including the Seahawks’ practice squad for part of the 2021 campaign, and appeared in two regular-season contests during his career.

While dropping four wide receivers, Seattle signed two — Deontez Alexander and Kevin Kassis — on Friday. Neither has played in an NFL regular season game.

Alexander hasn’t appeared on an NFL roster during the season since joining the Detroit Lions’ practice squad in 2018. Kassis has been out of football since his final season at Montana State in 2019, but he caught the eye when he appeared on the Bobcats’ pro day this year.

Robertson played in 14 games during the 2016 and 2017 seasons for California and 27 games during the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons for Georgia.

As a transfer graduate, Robertson had 37 receptions for 489 yards and four touchdowns for Auburn in 2021. He also rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on five carries and returned 12 punts for an average of 7.4 yards for the Tigers.

Robertson played in the Hula Bowl All-Star Game in January.

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Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.

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