Hawks release 8 players; more cuts expected this week

Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes for a touchdown against strong safety Danny McCray #29 of the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field on August 22, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks released eight players Monday as part of their need to trim the roster from 90 to 75 by Tuesday.

According to Seahawks.com, the Hawks terminated offensive lineman Wade Smith and cornerback Terrell Thomas. The team waived tackle Cory Brandon, running back Demitrius Bronson, safety Mike Dobson, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, wide receiver Kevin Smith and cornerback Thomas Wolfe.

Jeffcoat was a rookie free agent signed after the NFL Draft in May. Many of the others were previously claimed on waivers.

The cuts come shortly after the Seahawks strong 34-6 win over the Bears Friday.

The team must make seven more roster moves by 1 p.m. on Tuesday to reach the league-mandated limit of 75 players. The roster must then be cut to 53 players on Saturday. The Seahawks close out their preseason schedule Thursday night with a game against the Raiders in Oakland.

The Hawks will play their fourth and final preseason game Thursday night in Oakland against the Raiders. Watch the game on Q13 FOX.