The Seattle Seahawks announced that they have released rookie long snapper, and former Green Beret, Nate Boyer. The 34-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran confirmed this on ESPN on Tuesday. Boyer was cut so the Seahawks could free up a roster spot to sign another quarterback after injuries made them thin at that position. Boyer handled long-snapping duties in the second half of the Seahawks’ preseason opener, during his NFL debut on Aug.14, and led the team onto the field that day, carrying an American flag.
“That was cool,” Boyer said, according to ESPN. “I was actually pretty emotional, just because I always think about my buddies who I fought with, or the ones who are overseas right now. And usually in college you don’t stay out there for the national anthem, so that got to me too. That whole thing. But just knowing how many of those guys were watching, it’s really special. It was neat.”
Boyer is now a free agent and is available to sign with any NFL team.