3 Seahawks who earned 2022 roster spots in final preseason game
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Seahawks preseason is now over. Final roster cuts will need to be made next week and final decisions on who to start Week 1 as well.
Can you believe it? The NFL season starts in just a bit over two weeks and the Seahawks will start on Monday Night Football against Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos.
Most importantly, are you ready for it? With so many questions still to be answered about Seattle’s 2022 team, who knows what will happen in Week 1? Seattle could get blown out. Or heck, maybe they even blow out the Broncos.
But either way, in Seattle’s final preseason game of 2022, several players proved their worth to this year’s squad and should be important parts of the team immediately.
Three Seahawks stood out against the Cowboys on Friday
Seahawks defensive lineman Myles Adams
Myles Adams has been a stud all training camp and every preseason game. If the Seahawks weren’t sure about him before the Cowboys game, they gave him every opportunity to shine as he played most of the game. And once again, Adams showed that he should not only be a good run-stopper but he can get some pressure on opposing quarterbacks as well.
Against Dallas, Adams was in on 6 tackles, had half-a-sack, 2 quarterback hits and a tackle for loss. Through three preseason games total, Adams had 4 quarterback hits, 1.5 sacks and 3 tackles for loss. He has been consistent in every game as well so he certainly isn’t taking downs off.
This is in contrast to the player who he might most be directly battling for a roster spot with, L.J. Collier. Collier was a first-round choice in 2019 and Adams went undrafted in 2020. One of those players has worked their butts off to prove they are an NFL player and it isn’t Collier.
Adams might not have the same kinds of statistics in the regular season as teams with all their first-team linemen in games versus mostly backups in the preseason. Or maybe Adams could be good against first-teamers too. The Seahawks need to give him a chance to prove it anyway.