RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks will start the season with defensive end Chris Clemons on the 53-man active roster, rather than placing him on the physically unable to perform list.

The decision with Clemons was among the surprises as the Seahawks got down to the roster limit Saturday. Clemons has not participated in training camp while recovering from major knee surgery.

The Seahawks also terminated the contracts of veteran fullback Michael Robinson, who was a Pro Bowl selection in 2011, defensive back Antoine Winfield, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald and quarterback Brady Quinn. Coach Pete Carroll tweeted that Winfield indicated his intention to retire after being released.

Additionally, Seattle traded an undisclosed draft pick to Jacksonville in exchange for defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith, pending a physical.

The Seahawks make their cut to 53. You can see them below:

WR Phil Bates
DT Michael Brooks
DT Dewayne Cherrington
WR Arceto Clark
TE Darren Fells
DB Winston Guy
WR Chris Harper
TE Cooper Helfet
DT Jaye Howard
G Rishaw Johnson
TE Sean McGrath
DB Ron Parker
LB Ty Powell
G Ryan Seymour
DB DeShawn Shead
DT Sealver Siliga
G Jared Smith
WR Bryan Walters
Terminated Veteran Contract
DT Clinton McDonald
FB Michael Robinson
QB Brady Quinn
CB Antoine Winfield

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