Player No. 2: Seahawks DE Alton Robinson likely won't be on the 53-man active roster
Robinson is a bit of a frustrating player. In his rookie season of 2020, he had 4 sacks and 5 tackles for loss and made important plays when a person least expected it. Robinson appeared to be a potential fifth-round steal who could pay huge dividends in 2021 and beyond. Instead, Robinson saw a fewer percentage of snaps per game in 2021 and produced fewer sacks.
Before the 2022 season, though, Robinson hurt his knee and missed the entire season. He still appears nowhere near returning. In January, head coach Pete Carroll said Robinson was not running at full speed yet and that Robinson was "a ways from getting back." Counting on Robinson for 2023 seems not realistic at this point.
Like Blount, if the Seahawks released Robinson they would save not a ton of money but important dollars. Robinson has a dead cap of only $87,837 in 2023 and Seattle would save a bit over $1 million. The team could cut him with an injury designation and in a way, it's a bit surprising they haven't already done that.
Seattle will probably choose an edge rusher or two in April's draft. In a best-case scenario, Will Anderson will still be around at pick 5 and Seattle can choose him. With every edge rusher Seattle adds in the draft, Robinson becomes more expendable and him being on the roster at the start of 2023 seems remote.