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August 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Today’s cuts further illustrate failure of 2009 draft

It became apparent pretty quickly that Seattle’s 2009 draft might not stand up to the test of time.

Just how that draft — the last of Tim Ruskell era — really was became further illustrated today when two members of that class, Aaron Curry and Deon Butler, were cut by the their new teams.

Curry, Seattle’s first-round pick that year and No. 4 overall, was waived today by the Giants. Butler, Seattle’s third-round pick, was cut by the Chargers.

Each was waived in what is the first real round of cuts this season by NFL teams, who must get down to 75 by Tuesday (for the record, Seattle did not announce any cuts today).

The waiving of Curry and Butler means that only two members of Seattle’s 2009 draft class are currently on NFL  rosters — Max Unger and Cameron Morrah.

Unger, Seattle’s second round pick, is the only member of that class still with the Seahawks.

Morrah was recently signed by Detroit.

Here’s the entire list of players Seattle drafted in 2012:

1, Aaron Curry, LB Wake Forest

2, Max Unger, C, Oregon

3, Deon Butler, WR, Penn State

6, Mike Teel, QB, Rutgers

7, Courtney Greene, S, Rutgers

7, Nick Reed, DE, Oregon

7, Cameron Morrah,  TE Cal

Teel, Greene and Reed were not on NFL rosters when this season began (Teel, in fact, has already turned his hand to coaching while Reed has joined the Air Force.)

Unger is obviously the one saving grace of that group, but not enough to elevate that draft above consideration as one of the worst in franchise history.

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