SEATTLE (AP) -Former starting cornerback Kelly Herndon, who is a Super Bowl record holder, was cut by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.
The Seahawks made the move because they think former first-round draft pick Kelly Jennings is ready to start at the position this season.
Herndon started all 16 regular-season games in 2006 and had a career high-tying 67 tackles before he broke his ankle in the regular-season finale at Tampa Bay. The Seahawks had said Herndon progressed well in his recovery this offseason and that he was likely to be back at practices by training camp.
But he was part of a secondary that was often beaten for big pass plays last season. And when Seattle chose the speedy, smart Jennings at No. 31 overall in the 2006 draft, it was a signal that the 30-year-old Herndon's days starting opposite mainstay cornerback Marcus Trufant would soon end.
Herndon, who started 22 games in two seasons with Seattle after three seasons with Denver, returned an interception 76 yards in the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit, near where he played college football at Toledo.
The Seahawks drafted another cornerback with their top pick in April's draft, Josh Wilson. He's short for the position - 5 feet 9 - but also fast. Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell and coach Mike Holmgren have said they expect Wilson to be the fifth, ``nickel'' defensive back this season while he challenges for what was Herndon's starting job.
Seattle also released tackle Steve Morley, who was signed as a free agent in January.
The team begins an eight-day voluntary workout camp at team headquarters in Kirkland, Wash., on Monday.

Recent NFL Discussions

2016 NFL Draft Props on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
Test on Thu, Apr 2016 by Blade
CG releases Divisional Odds on Wed, Mar 2016 by Blade

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Odds The 2016 NFL Draft has now concluded. How did the draft impact the odds to win the Super Bowl next season?
Thumbnail Larmey Tunsil NFL Draft Prediction Once considered the top prospect in this year's class, how far will Larmey Tunsil fall in the first round of tonight's 2016 NFL Draft?
Thumbnail Myles Jack NFL Draft Prediction Will UCLA linebacker Myles Jack drop out of the top 10 tonight when the 2016 NFL Draft commences at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Joey Bosa NFL Draft Prediction Will Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa be a top 5 selection tonight when the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft kicks off at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Ezekiel Elliott NFL Draft Prediction When will Ezekiel Elliott come off the board tonight in the first-round of the 2016 NFL Draft? Read on for our prediction.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages