The Seattle Seahawks, like every NFL team, are going to have some tough roster decisions to make before Week 1 of the 2023 season. These cuts will be difficult for the team, but some of the players released could be guys 12s love. This makes roster cuts doubly bad.
Seattle has to trim its roster to 53 by August 29th. After that, teams could choose to pick up a veteran released by another team and still clear a spot for that player, and Seattle could even cut some of its own and bring them back. But that's a risk, of course.
With free agency done and the NFL draft completed in April, Seattle's roster is likely going to be set on who takes part in the team's training camp. The players that follow who could be cut are at least two years in and a rookie will battle to take their roster spot. But here are four fan favorites Seattle could release.
Seahawks cornerback Tre Brown
Tre Brown has only played in Seattle for two seasons and didn't do much in 2022, but the previous seasons he seemed like a breath of fresh air. The Seahawks were trying to find a cornerback that could be decent besides D.J. Reed. Brown started the year hurt, but then finally played in Week 6 and started by Week 8. 12s were rightfully excited about how good the fourth-round draft pick could be.
Brown played with the proverbial chip on his shoulder at Oklahoma and appeared to carry that same kind of swagger into his rookie year with Seattle. This energy and seeming determination to excel definitely caught the attention of many 12s. And let's be honest, with the energy and exuberance he played with, it kind of reminded us of when the Legion of Boom members were starting out too, right?
But Brown appears now deep on the depth chart and the Seahawks coaching staff also doesn't appear to think he is going to be a great corner. Seattle drafted Tariq Woolen in 2022 and spent a first-round pick on Devon Witherspoon in the 2023 draft so Brown doesn't have a clear path to a starting spot for the foreseeable future. Plus, veteran Mike Jackson was good last season as well. Brown might simply be the odd man out in Seattle.