Seattle releases 5, including former starting center Nowak

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have released five players including former starting center Drew Nowak.

Seattle made the roster moves Wednesday ahead of their rookie minicamp this weekend. Along with Nowak, the Seahawks released running back Cameron Marshall, tight end Ronnie Shields, defensive end Josh Shirley and wide receiver Tyler Slavin.

Nowak won the starting center job out of training camp last season. He started seven of the first eight games before being replaced permanently by Patrick Lewis. The Seahawks drafted three offensive linemen last week, including former TCU center Joey Hunt.

Shirley played in five games last season for Tampa Bay and signed as a free agent with Seattle after the season.

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