It's not uncommon for rookie sixth-rounders to fall short of the 53-man roster but Seastrunk's release is interesting because he gave the Redskins' offense something it was lacking last season: game-breaking speed out of the backfield. We saw that in Thursday's preseason finale against the Buccaneers when he he caught a screen pass and blurred his way to the end zone.
But that play came in the third quarter, against Tampa Bay's backups to the backups, apparently an indication that Seastrunk's fate had already been sealed after an uneven preseason. But speed, as the old coaching bromide goes, can't be coached. Which means Seastrunk, who averaged 7.4 yards per carry during his senior season at Baylor, will draw interest from other NFL teams.
Timed Seastrunk as moving from the 30-yard line to the 30-yard line in 4.18 seconds there. Running start, obviously, but still fast.— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) August 29, 2014
The Redskins have also reportedly released running backs Chris Thompson, a 2013 fifth-rounder, and Evan Royster, a 2011 sixth-rounder.