After three days of training camp, the Seattle Seahawks have released some players and signed others. Here is my updated roster projection that reflects those moves.
There is still an entire month before final roster cuts have to made by 1 pm PT on September 3rd. While most of the Seahawks roster spots are assumed to filled, Seattle may still make more moves. The team has already made several in just the three days of training camp.
That said, here’s my updated guess of what the 53-man roster will look like on September 4th.
Starter: Russell Wilson
Backups: Trevone Boykin
Summary: Neither Davis nor Boykin have looked good in camp so far. At this point I think the Seahawks start the season with only one backup. Boykin can do more things similar to Wilson than Davis.
Running Backs (5):
(Week one) Starter: Eddie Lacy
(Week one) backups: Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins
Fullback: Marcel Reece
Summary: I am very excited that Reece has been brought back to Seattle. I think he gives the Seahawks a lot of versatility from the fullback position. He can block, catch and run. I believe the Seahawks will go with two-back sets quite a bit.
I also still think Lacy starts, at least in week one, versus his old team, the Green Bay Packers. Rawls, though, has been impressive this offseason so it would not be surprising to see him usurp Lacy’s starting role early in the season.
Wide Receivers (6):
Starters: Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson
Backups: Jermaine Kearse, Amara Darboh and Cyril Grayson
Summary: Neither Darboh nor Kearse has done much in training camp thus far. This is worse for Darboh than Kearse. The Seahawks know what Kearse is capable of, but Darboh needs to prove himself.
Grayson may still be a stretch here, but he has so much speed and the Seahawks like that. He has made some decent catches in camp, too. His main role will be special teams, but he could get some targets this year as well.
Tight Ends (3):
Starter: Jimmy Graham
Backups: Luke Willson and Nick Vannett
Summary: There is no mystery with this position. Graham has come into camp in great shape. So has Willson. Vannett needs to be good this year because he could take on a much larger role in 2018.
Offensive Line (9):
Starters: LT George Fant, LG Luke Joeckel, C Justin Britt, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Germain Ifedi
Backups: Ethan Pocic, Rees Odhiambo, Oday Aboushi and Jordan Roos
Summary: The Seahawks have done a lot of shuffling of the offensive line so far in camp. Sometimes Joeckel is the left tackle and sometimes the left guard. Fant starts at tackle some and sits on other reps. There have been very happy reviews about how Fant looks, though. He has added weight and strength and obviously took his offseason workouts seriously.
Odhiambo also has looked a lot better than last season. He may not be ready to start (though, let’s be honest, these are the Seahawks, so anything can happen), but he could be a solid backup. Pocic is also making as push for playing time.