3 Seattle Seahawks who need to play well in preseason Week 2 to keep their jobs

Two players could force Seattle to keep them on the active roster with another good preseason game in Week 2, but another might be dropping on the depth chart.
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The Seattle Seahawks will play the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday in preseason Week 2. We might see the presumed starters a bit more than we did in preseason Week 1 or will in preseason Week 3, but that means we might learn even more about the team. And some players fighting for their spot on the roster need to be great.

Of course, the key to the preseason is not to get hurt. Seattle is already dealing with some players trying to gain roster spots getting hurt. Wide receiver Matt Landers seems to have hurt his leg this week in practice. That could help someone on the list that follows, though.

But which three guys might be worth watching a bit more than some others when the Seahawks play Dallas? Possibly the three that follow.

Seattle Seahawks running back SaRodorick Thompson

Seattle will probably only keep four running backs, though there is a chance they go with five simply because the team has a recent negative history of having running backs get banged up. But keeping five means keeping one less player at positions that have an abundance of talent, such as cornerback. Therefore, any running back not named Kenneth Walker, Zach Charbonnet, DeeJay Dallas, or Kenney McIntosh are going to have a tough time making the roster.

One way to force a player can force their way onto the 53-man active roster is to play tremendously in the preseason. SaRodorick Thompson did decently against the Minnesota Vikings backups in preseason Week 1. Thompson ran for just 14 yards on 3 carries, but one of them went for 11 yards. He has Chris Carson-type size at 6' and 220 pounds, and he has Carson-type statistics in college at Texas Tech.

Thompson might also benefit this week against the Cowboys because Bryant Koback injured his knee and has missed several practices and won't play on Saturday. Seattle also released running back Wayne Taulapapa this week, so Saturday could be a showcase for Thompson. If he takes full advantage, he might make the Seahawks coaching staff second-guess before releasing him.