5 Seattle Seahawks players entering the last chance saloon in 2024

These players need to have good years in order to help Seattle reach the playoffs again.
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Riq Woolen - Seahawks cornerback

Woolen has had a precipitous fall. He appeared to be Seattle's latest fifth-round steal after he made the Pro Bowl in his rookie year in 2022. He tied for the league lead in interceptions with 6. One of those interceptions was a pick-six. Woolen also missed just 7.4 percent of his tackle attempts in 2022.

There might have been an indication that not all was perfect, however, in that Woolen only had 2 interceptions after Week 6. Maybe quarterbacks had figured him out a bit.

In 2023, the cornerback had 2 interceptions, and his missed tackle rate grew to 14.5 percent. His quarterback rating allowed went from a great 48.7 in 2022 to a decent 79.8 in 2023. Woolen's lack of aggressiveness and seeming unwillingness to set the edge against the run was the most glaring issue, though. If he does that gain in a crowded Seahawks cornerback room, John Schneider could decide in a different direction with Woolen next offseason.

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Rayshawn Jenkins - Seahawks safety

Jenkins has not yet played a down for Seattle, but he was signed to a two-year deal this offseason and will need to prove he deserves the second season of that in 2024. Should Jenkins not play well this year, Seattle could save $5.4 million by releasing him next offseason. He is also 30 years old and would be the same age as Quandre Diggs is right now next offseason. Seattle might see a 31-year-old safety as being too old.

Jenkins has improved in coverage over the course of his career and his passer rating of 62.5 last season was excellent. He is also a decent tackler who whiffed on just 9 percent of his tackles in 2023. He is capable of being very good under Mike Macdonald and hopefully, Jenkins will earn his 2025 spot. But he will, indeed, need to prove in 2024 he deserves that chance.

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