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Seahawks release Canadian


KIRKLAND, Wash. (CP) - The Seattle Seahawks released Canadian university star Jesse Lumsden on Tuesday.

The running back from Burlington, Ont., had been hampered by a hip injury in training camp. He did not see action in Monday's 18-10 pre-season loss to Dallas.

With nine running backs in camp, the undrafted Lumsden faced long odds in cracking a roster that includes starter Shaun Alexander, fullback Mack Strong, Maurice Morris and Toronto's Kerry Carter.

Lumsden won the Hec Creighton Trophy last year as Canada's outstanding university player. He rushed for 1,816 yards and 21 touchdowns in his final year at McMaster in Hamilton. He was selected in the first round, sixth overall, of the CFL Canadian college draft this year by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after signing as a free agent with Seattle.

To take Lumsden's spot, Seattle claimed running back Josh Scobey off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. Scobey spent his first three seasons with the Cardinals primarily as a kick returner. He has played in 28 games, with 105 kickoff returns for 2,407 yards.

Seattle also released veteran defensive tackle Cedric Woodard, who missed most of training camp with a knee injury.

Woodard started all 16 games last year, with 49 tackles and one sack. In his five years with the Seahawks, Woodard played in 61 games with 21 starts, and had 110 tackles.

Receiver Jerome Pathon of Vancouver and long-snapper J.P. Darche of Montreal also remain with the Seahawks.

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