The Seahawks draw one step closer to the 2002 season opener by cutting to the 53-man roster. All is not lost, though, for the players signed to the practice squad.
Like every other NFL team, the Seahawks had to make some tough choices to get down to their 2022 53-man roster. We’ve already seen a couple of surprises, as Iggy Iyiegbuniwe looked good on special teams.
Aaron Donkor not only looked good so far, but the Hawks have an exemption for him as a recruit from the NFL’s international development program. Of course, both could still make Seattle’s practice squad.
Seahawks practice squad takes shape
Before getting into the practice squad guys, though, I should note the Seahawks did re-sign Justin Coleman who should hold down the slot corner spot. The Hawks are thin at corner, and getting Coleman back on the 53-man roster is a key move. He is definitely expected to be a major player for the Seahawks this season.
The Hawks also signed veteran quarterback Sean Mannion to their practice squad. As reported by Bob Condotta for The Seattle Times, Mannion spent time with the Hawks in camp last year. He was also with the Rams for two seasons, under the tutelage of Sean Waldron. No offense to Jacob Eason, but Mannion has more experience, and that can be critical when you’re running the opposing team’s offense in practice. Now to the rest of the practice squad.