Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) receives a pass during the 3rd day of training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Roster Battle Update: Wide Receivers

The battle at wide receiver is one of the toughest in camp due to the fact that there are 12 players and, at most, 6 spots available. It doesn’t make it any easier when the talent level is such that there simply isn’t room for all the players that deserve spots.

Locks: Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice, Jermaine Kearse, Percy Harvin*.

Harvin starts the year on the PUP, so he wont count against the roster. There’s been a lot of talk about Rice getting cut because of his cap number, but it’s not going to happen. Maybe if Harvin was healthy, but he’s not.

Near Locks: Chris Harper.

Harper started slow, but he’s been getting consistently better each day. As a high ceiling talent, I expect him to make the team.

Currently On The Roster: Stephen Williams.

Stephen Williams has been great, and he deserves a roster spot right now. It’s also possible the the team decides it wants another slot receiver to round out the group. I still think someone will have to step up and knock him off the roster in order for him not to make it.

Fighting To Unseat Williams: Phil Bates, Arceto Clark, Brett Swaine, Bryan Walters.

None of these guys are simply “camp bodies.” All of them have stood out at times, and each has a shot of earning a roster spot if they can play at a consistently high level as we get closer to the cut days.

Not Enough Information Yet: Perez Ashford

Ashford could screw up my entire evaluation because I haven’t seen enough of him to figure out where he fits.

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  • owen bytheway

    Er, ah, Keith … hopefully you will get a look at the jersey of #6 on the Seahawks.
    I think you will see his last name is Ashford, not Perez. His only shot will be as a returner, but he could possibly make the squad practice, er, ah, practice squad.

  • Hanley H. Bonynge

    I was not impressed with Harper in last week’s game. Granted, I have not seen him in practice. I currently have Williams ahead of him but if we carry six WRs, I say they both make it.

  • Hawkman54

    wonder if they try to put Harper on the practice squad?

  • $Bill

    If anyone reading this has a way to get this post to Seahawks
    GM John Schneider, I’d appreciate it.

    Here’s the situation: The Seahawks are going to lose some
    very talented players at the cut-down to 53. Other teams are going to claim
    several at that time. This would appear
    to be a waste of resources.

    Here’s the solution: Prior to the cut make arrangements with
    a needy team that will lose out to the buzzards circling those cuts such as Jacksonville
    and the Chiefs, who both have claiming rights sooner than others. That arrangement would be to trade 5 of those
    cuts such as a RB, WR, backup QB, DB, OL, and/or others for a 4th
    round pick. This would allow a weak team
    an opportunity to receive a huge infusion of good players at one-time. Some could even be starters for several
    teams. For example: I was at the Charger game and they really need
    players, but they won’t be in a very good position to pluck these players off
    the waiver wire due to other teams having claiming rights before them.