The Seahawks let us know who would practice against the starts in 2018. There was little surprise. And that is a good thing.
The Seahawks aren’t trying to store away talent on their practice squad at this point. Gone are the days when Seattle’s roster was so full of proven players that whomever played on the practice squad was simply extra ability.
The Seahawks need to develop their talent on the practice squad now. And that is extremely important with Alex McGough. Basically, McGough is now the third-string quarterback in Seattle. Should Russell Wilson and Brett Hundley go down, McGough might step in. He will need to be taught to be ready.
But McGough wasn’t a surprise to be signed to the practice squad. Seattle took him in the seventh-round in 2018 and he was simply too raw to make the active roster. Other players that Seattle signed to the practice squad were not overly surprising either.
The entire list is such:
Lavon Coleman, running back
Frank Herron, defensive tackle
Akeem King, cornerback
Marcus Lucas, tight end
Elijah Nkansah, offensive tackle
Keenan Reynolds, wide receiver
Jordan Roos, offensive guard
Caleb Scott, wide receiver
Antwione Williams, linebacker
Possibly, though, Scott is a bit of a surprise. He wasn’t that good in preseason games. Scott, however, does have decent size at six-foot-two and two hundred pounds. And Seattle still needs bigger younger receivers.
Roos also makes sense to keep. He could have easily made the active roster as he did in 2017. But Seattle has potentially a decent starting five on the line which made depth less important than some other position areas. But Roos could easily be brought to the active roster if injuries start to occur.