Player No. 3: Seahawks TE Alton Tyler Mabry likely won't be on the 53-man active roster
Seattle has two good tight ends in Will Dissly and Noah Fant and one who can catch passes decently well in Colby Parkinson. Fant isn't a bad blocker and Dissly is a great one. Parkinson is most just there to catch passes. But having three tight ends is good enough and Seattle likely won't keep Mabry on the 53-man roster in 2023.
Which is too bad, really, because by all accounts Mabry works hard to put himself in a position to be ready to play. The last two years he has mostly been on the practice squad but also played in 8 games. He even caught a touchdown pass last year in Week 16. The reason I have Mabry on this list is because of that touchdown reception.
Mabry isn't ever going to be a full-time starter somewhere, but the players on his team appreciate him. I am not sure who was happier when Mabry caught his touchdown pass: He or his teammates? The reaction to his scoring was more than just a celebration of a player scoring a touchdown, it was that Mabry scored a touchdown.
But Mabry has a contract that could pay him $870,000 in 2023. Again, not a lot of money but the Seahawks need all the dollars they can save right now. Hopefully Mabry will be re-signed to the practice squad, or maybe another team gives him a chance to earn meaningful snaps. That would be great too because it's nearly impossible not to root for him.