Seattle Seahawks waive Canadian defensive back Jonathan Sutherland

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The Seattle Seahawks have waived Canadian defensive back Jonathan Sutherland with an injury designation.

The five-foot-eleven, 202-pound defender played 58 collegiate games at Penn State where he recorded 137 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and two blocked kicks. He went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but signed with the Seahawks shortly thereafter.

The Ottawa native ran a 4.58-second forty-yard dash at his pro day and leapt a 37.5-inch vertical jump and a ten-foot, three-inch broad jump. He also ran a 4.13-second short shuttle and 6.87-second three-cone, while putting up 25 reps on the bench.

Sutherland was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2023 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. It’s likely that he would have been taken even higher were it not for his NFL interest.

The Seahawks finished second in the NFC West last season with a 9-8 record.