Loser No. 1 - Seattle Seahawks receiver Dee Eskridge
This one should be obvious, right? D'Wayne Eskridge has been oft-injured but more so just oft-bad during his two-year career with the Seahawks. Now to begin year three, and after he appears to have had the best training camp of his pro life (possibly spurned on by Seattle choosing Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft), Eskridge was suspended for the first six games of the 2023 season after a reported domestic issue that happened in early 2023.
Eskridge was battling to be WR4 at best. While he had a decent camp this year, so had 2022 pick Dareke Young and 2023 undrafted free agent Jake Bobo. Worse for Eskridge, Young is now out for an unknown amount of time with a hip injury. Young might not be out for too long (hopefully!), but any time he missed could have been resp that Eskridge was taking to prove to Seattle that he still deserves to make the roster.
Bobo, instead, is the guy taking Young's reps. Bobo isn't fast, but he is tall - he is 6'4" - and he has good hands. In the mock game Seattle held last week, Bobo led all receivers with 7 catches and 76 yards. Those numbers are incredible, but any Bobo did would have been better than what Eskridge did because Eskridge didn't play.
Eskridge can practice with the team and play in the preseason, but why give him resp when Seattle could give them to players who might actually help the team in the first six games of the year? Plus, Eskridge hasn't been good in real games so far and is less expensive to release so maybe Seattle should just cut him?