Pierre Desir cut by Seahawks


Lindenwood University’s Pierre Desir makes a tackle against Fort Hays State on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Harlan C. Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Mo.
Photo by Don Adams Jr.

Joshua Robinson, Sports Editor

Lindenwood alumnus Pierre Desir was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday.  

NBC Sports says the Seahawks wanted to make room on the roster for tight end Luke Willson. Willson, despite signing a contract with Seattle on Tuesday, announced his retirement on Wednesday. 

Desir signed with the Seahawks back in April on a salary contract that guaranteed $137,500 to compete for a cornerback position after playing with the New York Jets and then the Baltimore Ravens last season. 

Last year, he played in twelve games, breaking up eight passes and recording three interceptions. 

Throughout his career in the NFL, Desir has a total of 259 total tackles, three forced fumbles, eight interceptions, one touchdown, and one fumble recovery.