The Seattle Seahawks have announced their initial practice squad. There are some familiar faces, and a few newcomers that weren’t with the team prior to yesterday’s cuts.
Here are the players on the squad as of right now
- WR Kasen Williams
- WR Kevin Smith
- LB Eric Pinkins
- CB Justin Coleman*
- OC Will Pericak
- CB Kevin Short*
- RB Rod Smith
- TE RaShaun Allen
- OT Terry Poole
*Both the CBs weren’t on the official list issued by the Seahawks (which only had seven names). They have been reported by multiple news sources though, which is why they were included here.
Getting wide receivers Kasen Williams and Kevin Smith both through waivers and on to the practice squad was unexpected. The same goes for linebacker Eric Pinkins. Those three all looked like they would get claimed and land on the roster with another team.
There is one spot still available. My gut tells me that CB Douglas McNeil would be the guy there, but the Seahawks have already added two CBs to the practice squad from outside the organization.
The Seahawks typically keep a QB on but with BJ Daniels on the active roster (as a WR) that might not be necessary. Still, that is another option that we might see the Seahawks consider for the final spot.
It should be noted that nothing about the practice squad should ever be considered “set.” The Seahawks made four moves last season between signing their initial practice squad members and the teams first game. Chris Harper lasted on the practice squad less than 24 hours before leaving for another 53 man roster.
The Seahawks also had four players that they cut yesterday claimed off waivers by other teams.
- DE Obum Gwacham (Saints)
- DT TY McGill (Colts)
- FS Ronald Martin (Jets)
- Keenan Lambery (Raiders)
All four were players that were expected to land on the practice squad if they managed to clear waivers.
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