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Seahawks release LB Simmons, S Robinson

KIRKLAND, Wash. (March 4, 2005) -- The Seattle Seahawks cleared some salary cap room by releasing often-injured linebacker Anthony Simmons and safety Damien Robinson.

Simmons played in just six games last season for Seattle. He missed two games in October following shoulder surgery to remove bone spurs, then underwent season-ending surgery to repair a broken left wrist following Seattle's 23-12 loss at St. Louis on Nov. 14.

In 2003, Simmons missed two games with a stiff neck, but still led the Seahawks with 100 tackles. In 2002, he was out nine games with a persistent high ankle sprain and he played in just 11 games as a rookie in 1998 due to a preseason knee injury.

Simmons has not played a full season since 2001. He was Seattle's first-round pick, 15th overall, in the 1998 draft.

Simmons signed a five-year deal with Seattle two years ago.

Robinson signed as a free agent with Seattle before the 2003 season. He played in 15 games, starting four, but missed the entire 2004 campaign with a shoulder injury.

Also, Seattle lost cornerback Ken Lucas, who signed a six-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.

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