3 Seattle Seahawks whose jobs are in danger ahead of preseason Week 3

Three players might be in jeopardy of losing their spots on the roster entering the last preseason game of 2023.
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon

Witherspoon is going to make the team, so don't misinterpret his being on this list as me being even more of an idiot than I normally am. But the job he might lose is being a starter to begin the year. Witherspoon clearly isn't going to start at outside corner. Even when healthy in training camp he was getting more reps in the slot than on the outside. This irritated many 12s because why would the Seahawks choose a corner fifth overall in the draft to play the slot? I can't blame them, but surely there is a reason for the madness.

But Witherspoon also hasn't been healthy for most of training camp and hasn't played in the preseason. How can a rookie be expected to play Week 1 if they haven't gotten many reps to prepare for their first regular season game? What's worse is that Seattle will play the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1 and at this point in their careers a matchup in the slot that would feature Witherspoon versus Cooper Kupp is an extreme advantage for the Rams.

If I had to guess, I would assume to begin the season Seattle moves Coby Bryant back from safety to the slot and Bryant starts there. Witherspoon, if he is healthy enough by Week 1, will get some resp, but he will have to ease his way into getting the majority of snaps. Witherspoon might be a Hall of Famer one day, but he isn't there yet.

Bryant back to the slot, at least temporarily, might cause some rearranging over who makes the team as well. The Seahawks will need depth at safety if Bryant is playing the slot. Rookie Jonathan Sutherland has been really good in camp and in the preseason so he could make the team if Bryant is not listed as a safety. And Sutherland can thank Witherspoon for that.