Tyvis Powell hoping long journey ends with spot on Seahawks roster

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Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune caught up with undrafted free agent Tyvis Powell, who has an excellent shot of making the team:

"After my 10th-grade year I was done with football," he told me. "I was like, ‘Forget this. I’m done with sports.’ Because nobody was getting scholarships out of my high school. So I was like, ‘Why waste my time?’

"Then we ended up get a head-coaching change. That’s when I met my mentor, still today."

Sean Williams became Bedford’s coach -- and Powell’s life saver.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times has Will Pericak making the roster over Jahri Evans:

That Pericak has the ability to also play center is the reason I am keeping him and waiving Evans, who has been solely a right guard since the first day or so of camp — versatility is pretty much a must for the backup spots, and especially a veteran who isn’t being kept for developmental reasons. There is a growing thought the team will keep [George] Fant. But for now, I’m sticking with the idea they’ll want the players who can most immediately help the team and get Fant through to the practice squad.

The Seahawks' decision to release Patrick Lewis is a vote of confidence for Justin Britt, writes Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle:

More significantly: This was a huge vote of confidence in Justin Britt’s readiness at that position.

If there was much of a question about Britt, it’s hard to imagine Seattle not holding onto Lewis given how valuable he turned out to be a year ago after Seattle’s experiment at center backfired.