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Ben Burr-Kirven: Cut by Seattle
The Seahawks cut Burr-Kirven on Tuesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Burr-Kirven missed the last two seasons while recovering from a torn ACL, but he re-signed with Seattle in late July after being let go by the team in March. He'll now seek out other opportunities ahead of the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Back with Seattle
Burr-Kirven re-signed with the Seahawks on Thursday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Burr-Kirven was released by the Seahawks in March after missing the last two seasons recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the 2021 preseason. The 2019 fifth-round pick has primarily operated on special teams in his NFL career and will look to fill that role once more as he gets another opportunity in Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Ben Burr-Kirven: Released by Seahawks
The Seahawks released Burr-Kirven on Thursday, Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle reports.
Burr-Kirven never really got a chance to jumpstart his career in Seattle, as he tore his ACL before the start of his third season in the NFL and eventually missed the entire 2021 season as well as the 2022 campaign. The 25-year-old linebacker will now work toward another opportunity elsewhere to rejuvenate his playing career.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Improving through nerve damage
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Burr-Kirven has progressed in his recovery from nerve damage in his knee, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Burr-Kirven, who's scheduled to become a free agent this offseason after missing both of the last two campaigns due to the torn ACL he sustained during a preseason game in 2021, will have an opportunity to return to Seattle if he's eventually cleared for football-related activities. The 2019 fifth-round pick operated as one of the Seahawks' top special-teams contributors across his first two years in the NFL.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Not on injury report
Burr-Kirven (knee) was not listed on the Seahawks' injury report Thursday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Burr-Kirven appears to have finished his recovery from a season-ending torn ACL suffered last August, which also required a follow-up procedure in June. The 2019 fifth-round pick should now be available to slot into a reserve role at inside linebacker heading into the team's season-opening clash against Denver on Monday night.... See More ... See Less
Ben Burr-Kirven: Fails physical
Burr-Kirven (knee) was waived with a failed physical designation Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Burr-Kirven suffered a season-ending ACL tear last August, and it was reported he would need an additional clean-up procedure in June. He had been a steady contributor on special teams for the Seahawks each of the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Undergoing follow-up procedure
Coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that Burr-Kirven is set to have an additional clean-up procedure after suffering a season-ending torn ACL last August, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Carroll also added that Burr-Kirven's surgery will address some lingering scar tissue in his knee and he is questionable for the start of Seattle's training camp. The 2019 fifth-round pick collected 16 tackles and one forced fumble and was a major contributor on special teams over his first two seasons with the Seahawks. Burr-Kirven should have an opportunity to reprise his role on special teams heading into the final year of his rookie contract.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Done for season
The knee injury Burr-Kirven suffered Saturday was a season-ending torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Burr-Kirven was subsequently placed on IR, per John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. Burr-Kirven was in the midst of an outstanding camp and had been making a serious push for a starting role. He'll have to spend the entire season recovering, but the 2019 fifth-round pick should have an opportunity to reestablish himself as a contributor for the Seahawks in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Suffers major knee injury
Burr-Kirven suffered a major knee injury during Saturday's preseason contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Burr-Kirven has been a special-teams ace and a depth linebacker for the Seahawks during his first two seasons in the NFL. Aaron Donkor will have an opportunity to step up in Burr-Kirven's absence.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Won't return Saturday
Burr-Kirven (knee) won't return to Saturday's preseason contest against the Broncos, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Burr-Kirven has been a special-teams ace for the Seahawks during his first two years in the NFL, playing in all 16 games and registering eight tackles each season. The extent of the 23-year-old's injury is unknown, but if he is forced to miss time, Aaron Donkor will have an opportunity to carve out a backup role behind Jordyn Brooks.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Strong special-teams work in 2019
Burr-Kirven made eight special-teams tackles over 16 regular-season games in 2019.
The Seahawks selected Burr-Kirven in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The 22-year-old was buried on the defensive depth chart, but he managed to make an impact by ranking second on the team behind rookie Ugo Amadi in special-teams stops. Burr-Kirven will vie for additional defensive reps in 2020 if the team doesn't retain Mychal Kendricks (knee), but he faces an uphill battle since rookie Cody Barton showed versatility and made four starts when Kendricks was sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Earns spot on roster
Burr-Kirven made the Seahawks' 53-man roster, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
The Seahawks picked Burr-Kirven in the fifth round of April's draft, and he had an outstanding preseason to make the initial roster. While he outplayed Shaquem Griffin (knee) through preseason, he's still behind Jadeveon Clowney, K.J. Wright and Mychal Kendricks on the depth chart. Expect the Seahawks to give him situational work on defense while letting him maintain a role on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Activated from PUP list
Burr-Kirven (sports hernia) passed his physical and was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Burr-Kirven had sports hernia surgery in May, and his activation off the PUP list is right in line with the expected recovery timetable from that surgery. He'll be competing for a depth linebacker and special-teams role with the Seahawks.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Lands on PUP list
Burr-Kirven (sports hernia) was placed on Seattle's Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Because training camp hasn't started yet, Burr-Kirven can come off the PUP list any time between now and the end of preseason. The 21-year-old underwent sports hernia surgery in May, but got in some conditioning work earlier this offseason. Burr-Kirven is expected to be limited to a depth role on defense while contributing mostly on special teams when healthy this season.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Undergoes surgery
Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that Burr-Kirven underwent sports hernia surgery six weeks ago, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Burr-Kirven has sat most of the offseason out due to the surgery but has began conditioning work at practice, per Bell. Typically for this type of injury, there's a 4-to-6-week recovery period, so the Washington product is right on schedule. The fifth-round pick in April's draft is expected to stick as a backup and special teams contributor after he made 176 tackles in 14 games for the Huskies last season.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Stays in Washington
The Seahawks selected Burr-Kirvin in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 142nd overall.
Burr-Kirven (6-foot, 230 pounds) is an undersized but highly productive linebacker with standout athleticism. He's also a Washington product, making the Seahawks match convenient. Burr-Kirven ran a 4.56-second 40 at the combine while adding a 121-inch broad jump, and 10.94 agility score, demonstrating clear sideline-to-sideline range. He didn't spend much time in opposing backfields at Washington (5.5 tackles for loss in 2018), but Burr-Kirven's 176 tackles in 14 games last year is an enormous total. He should stick as a backup and special teams contributor.... See More ... See Less
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