Jan 8, 2010; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant (23) during the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Qwest Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 41-36. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Seattle Seahawks Camp Preview: Defensive Backfield Roster Battles

We’re down to jut 4 days until players report, and 5 until they take the field. in this final week of the offseason, I thought it would be good to handicap the roster battles on defense one unit at a time. I’ll update these reports throughout training camp and the preseason.

Here’s how I see the how the roster battles in the defensive backfield shaping up at this point:

Safety (3-4)

Locks Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor
On The Bubble Winston Guy, Jeron Johnson
Work Left To Do DeShawn Shead, Phillip Adams
Comments: The real wildcard in this group isn’t even listed. CB Marcus Trufant worked out as the team’s nickel safety during mini-camps, and if he stays there then it’s possible for just 1 of the non-starters to make this team.


Corner (4-5)

Locks Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman
On The Bubble Marcus Trufant, Walter Thurmond*,  Jeremy Lane
Work Left To Do Francies Coye, Roy Lewis, Donny Lisowski, Chris Maragos, Byron Maxwell, Ron Parker
Comments: Thurmond is expected to start the season the PUP list, opening the door for one of the other players to move up on the list and take a spot. It’s also possible that Trufant takes the spot of a S, instead of a CB, since he lined up at that position during mini-camp, which would open up another spot.

How do you see them looking at this early point in the process?


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