Seattle Seahawks Roster Battle Update: Wide Receivers


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

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.