Seahawks 2022 free agent wide receivers and tight ends
All five of the WRs that are 2022 free agents are well down the depth chart and with the Seahawks adding Eskridge, Terry, Johnson and Wedington in the draft or as UDFA’s it is difficult to see most of these five being Seahawks for the 2022 season.
John Ursua appeared in 3 games in 2019 getting 1 catch for 11 yards. Penny Hart has made even less of an impact on offense but has served as a useful asset on special teams. Darvin Kidsy,
Aaron Fuller and Cody Thompson face a real uphill battle to remain on the Seahawks roster for 2022. They will have to outperform the new recruits in order to have any chance of doing so.
Similar remarks reply to Ursua and Hart, although Hart is most likely to be retained as a special teams asset.
Free agent tight ends
With three of the five rostered tight ends hitting free agency at the end of the 2021 season, it is a real prove-it season for the three players concerned.
Gerald Everettjoins from the Rams on a lucrative $7 million one-year deal. He needs to demonstrate he is worth that sort of money in 2021, at the age of 27 he is running out of chances to fulfill the promise he hints at year on year without really delivering up to this point.
Whereas Everett was a high second round draft pick, Will Dissly was a fourth round pick and looks destined to be a second-string TE for his entire career.
His fate is in his own hands to an extent, if he delivers a significant step up in performance in 2021 he is likely to earn a new contract. If he continues to perform at the same modest level that he has thus far, then his fate depends on how the other TE’s perform.
If this were the case and either Everett or Colby Parkinson have a good year, Dissly is likely done in Seattle as he will be seen as no longer required.
Tyler Mabry was a UDFA out of Maryland and has been retained for 2021 as a practice squad player. He will need to show he can earn a roster place at some point in the season to get a new contract for 2022.