Seahawks rework David Moore’s contract and what it means

The Seahawks and receiver David Moore agreed to rework his one-year deal on Saturday.

In what some might find as a strange move, the Seattle Seahawks and receiver David Moore agreed on Saturday to re-work his one-year contract for 2020. Moore sticking with the team for this season now seems logical. He took less money and will still be an unrestricted free agent after this year. But he is also taking up a roster spot.

Let’s be crazy and assume the Seahawks will keep six receivers this year. That seems like a lot since they may also keep four tight ends. This could mean some other groups, like maybe Nick Bellore – the only true fullback on Seattle’s team – gets cut, will have smaller numbers. If Seattle keeps six receivers then those now appear to be Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf, the recently signed Paul Richardson, the recently re-signed Josh Gordon, David Moore and who else?

Seahawks slot receivers

None of the players listed above are true slot receivers. Seattle did sign Phillip Dorsett this offseason but he has been dealing with a supposedly minor foot injury. Maybe Seattle re-working Moore’s deal means the injury isn’t so minor.

Seattle also has John Ursua who looked like he had potential in preseason play in 2019 but then only caught one pass after being a healthy scratch for most of the season. Still, Ursua is the definition of slot receiver and was extremely productive in college.

The Seahawks drafted Freddie Swain this year and he has not only shown flashed in training camp but can return kicks too. Seattle needs someone who can do that so Tyler Lockett doesn’t have to as much. But keeping Swain, Ursua and Dorsett adds up to 8 and that is at least two too many.

So who gets cut? At this point, I have no idea. That the Seahawks re-worked Moore’s deal at all is a little confusing to many. Trying to guess at what Pete Carroll and John Schneider will do at this point is simply folly.