The Seahawks released wide receiver Matt Austin and signed former Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd. The Seahawks signed Austin, who played at Utah State, as an undrafted free agent this year. Herd is from Tacoma and starred at Eastern Washington. He originally signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent before he the club waived him.
Here’s the full release from the Seahawks:
Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have released wide receiver Matt Austin and signed wide receiver Greg Herd, the team announced this afternoon.
Herd, from Tacoma’s Steilacoom High School, played four seasons at Eastern Washington University where he started 22 of 47 games played. He ended his Eagles career ranked ninth in school history with 165 receptions, 11th with 2,348 yards and 13th with 17 touchdowns. He earned All-Big Sky second-team honors after his junior season when he set career-highs in catches (67), yards (1,022) and touchdowns (7), and followed that up with All-Big Sky honorable mention honors after posting 66 catches for 952 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Herd originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys on April 27 as an undrafted rookie free agent.
Austin signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 10.