News came in yesterday that the Seahawks claimed Allen Bradford off of waivers from Tampa Bay. When I heard, my initial thought was that he was simply going to take roster spot previously held by Jameson Konz, who was a special teams only player who was just placed on IR. The Seahawks were just simply swapping in a new special teams specialist. Bradford played for Pete Carroll at USC.
Bradford is a hybrid HB/FB, known for being willing to block, and for running people over when given a chance to carry the ball, and is a standout on special teams. Sounds familiar? That’s same description that could be used to describe Michael Robinson.
The Seahawks have other roster needs, like a LB to replace Aaron Curry, or a TE to help cover for the injured Zach Miller. There’s simply no reason to keep two players like Robinson and Bradford at the same time. It’s easy to come to the conclusion Bradford’s addition is likely to be followed shortly by Robinson’s subtraction.
I could be way off base here, (It’s not like it would be the first time) but it seems pretty easy to connect the dots on this one.