Wright had his knee scoped in preseason and hasn’t been the same since. He has been a good player in Seattle and made one Pro Bowl. And he and Wagner know how to play off of each other after all their years together.
But Wright will also be 30 years old next season and for a linebacker that relies on speed, 30 can be quite old. Will Wright ever fully recover from whatever is going on with his knee? Wright has so far played in three games in 2018 and wasn’t himself in any of them. And he may not be able to play anymore the rest of the year.
Thankfully for Seattle, they will get back Mychal Kendricks in week 14 and Kendricks played well in his limited time with the Seahawks this year. In fact, with no jail time Kendricks could replace Wright on the 2019 roster.
Chances Wright returns to Seahawks: 55 percent
Alexander is simply holding down a roster spot for someone else. It says a lot that even though Alexander has starting experience, he hasn’t gotten a whiff of starting in Seattle even with Thomas’s injury.
Alexander has been having injury issues this season, too. The safety has appeared in just five games and recorded five tackles. For a former starter in the NFL, that is not much production.
The good thing for Seattle about Alexander is he is only costing them $790,000 so he doesn’t take a lot away from cap space.
Chances Alexander returns to Seahawks: 20 percent