5 Seattle Seahawks playing for their jobs at training camp

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The Seattle Seahawks begin training camp on July 26th and will have a bit over a month to decide who should be starting and who should make the team. Seattle has had an influx of young talent over the last two years and that should translate to several roster spot battles.

There are two places on the offensive line that are up for grabs, possibly a cornerback spot, and at least one place on the defensive line. We might not even know what the Seahawks have in mind for who is going to start until just before Week 1. But that's part of the fun of being a fan, right? You just never know what your favorite team is going to do.

There is only one massive roster cut before the real games begin in 2023. The questions about who should stay and who should go will be bandied about quite a lot until the last final and tense decisions are made. Here are five players who might be battling for their spots.

Seahawks receiver D'Wayne Eskridge

Dee Eskridge has either been injured, unproductive, or both in his two-year career. Seattle basically threw away the 2021 draft and took only three players and seem to reach on the first two, Eskridge and fourth-round pick cornerback Tre Brown. But Eskridge was expected to do more than Brown simply because Seattle thought him worthy of being a second round choice.

This offseason, quarterback Geno Smith has said he sees improvement with Eskridge and expects him to be more involved this season. But with the Seahawks choosing Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the first round of the 2023 draft, Eskridge is even further down the depth chart. Plus, late-round 2022 pick Dareke Young appeared to show last year he could be capable of helping more if given the chance.

For the first time since Seattle chose Eskridge, he is actually cheaper to release than to keep on the roster. Eskridge's dead cap is just $844,910. While Seattle wouldn't save a ton of money by cutting Eskridge, they'd save a little, plus they would open up a roster spot for someone else likely more productive.