Brooks, a seventh-round pick out of Clemson, is the first member of the team's 2016 draft class to be released. General manager John Schneider liked Brooks' versatility, specifically in the passing game, but Brooks dealt with a hamstring injury during part of training camp. He had six carries for 17 yards in two preseason games.
Brooks could be an option to return to the Seahawks' practice squad if he doesn't land on another team's roster.
The Seahawks close out their preseason Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. They have to cut their roster to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.