The Seahawks play their final preseason game of 2021 versus the Chargers on Saturday. Final roster cuts loom early next week. Several starting spots are still up for crabs such as cornerback, defensive tackle along with players trying to be the third option at receiver and third and fourth options at running back.
On August 31st, NFL teams have to have their rosters trimmed to the active 53-man rosters. Teams are currently no higher than 80 players so this means 27 players will be to be removed from every team’s current size. That is a lot of players and which 27 to cut can be a tough decision.
The Seahawks definitely could go either way in several situations. And three players need to show what they can do in Seattle’s last preseason game to prove they deserve a spot on the 2021 roster.
Three Seahawks that need to play well versus Chargers to keep their roster spot
Maybe Witherspoon is in no danger of losing his spot on the team but Seattle’s trade of John Reid this week might prove otherwise. Neither Witherspoon or Tre Flowers appears ready to help Seattle win a lot of games. Both have had poor preseason showings. Witherspoon, for instance, got beat easily on a fourth-and-five crossing pattern against the Broncos in preseason game two which ended up being a 35-yard gain to set up Denver’s first touchdown.
Witherspoon has good size but he also couldn’t get a consistent starting spot with his former team the 49ers. Pete Carroll might be liking smaller and quicker corners more these days and D.J. Reed is going to start at one spot. This means Witherspoon versus Flowers versus Tre Brown versus John Reid for the other spot and Witherspoon might just be the odd man out.