While the majority of NFL free agents have been signed, there are still a number of quality players still looking for a team. Ezekiel Elliott, Leonard Floyd, and Yannick Ngakoue can all help someone, yet no someone has decided to give them a chance to play. Among the group of players that are still free agents are several former Seattle Seahawks.
Some of the Seahawks who were free agents after the 2022 ended include long snappers Tyler ott and Carson Tinker, center Austin Blythe (retired), and cornerback Justin Coleman. It could be that only Coleman finds a new team in 2023. All four of those players are very unlikely to return to Seattle.
Seattle is also pretty maxed out in cap room as well. The Seahawks currently have negative adjusted cap room, but that includes all the players currently under contract and that list will be trimmed significantly before Week 1 when final roster cuts have to be made. But which three former Seahawks could still be worth a peek at bringing back, or at least good enough to sign elsewhere? Here are three.
Three former Seattle Seahawks who could still help teams in 2023
Former Seahawks guard Gabe Jackson
Jackson basically lost his job last year with Seattle. He ended up rotating reps with Phil Haynes and Haynes was the better player. Jackson allowed 31 quarterback pressures in 412 pass-block snaps and that is not at all good. But Jackson wasn't much better in the run game either.
In fact, Jackson has arguably digressed every season since 2018. He was traded to Seattle before the 2021 and he stayed relatively healthy, only missing three games. But the quality of his play certainly wasn't good enough to keep his job and he was going to be let go whether Haynes was in Seattle or not as Jackson would have cost the team up to $11,262,333 in 2023 and that was far too much.
Jackson is 31 years old so he isn't ancient by human standards, but maybe by the standards of interior offensive linemen. He has made a good living in the NFL and he might just decide to not play anymore. But Jackson's experience could cause some team to take a chance on him and he could make for a quality backup.