3 Seattle Seahawks players who don't deserve to be at the Thanksgiving table

  • One receiver needs to go
  • An offensive lineman has been a bust
  • An edge rusher must leave after 2023
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The Seattle Seahawks are 6-4 and have lost some very winnable games. Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals and Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams should have been wins and Seattle would be 8-2. Now Seattle faces the toughest four-game stretch of its season.

Seattle won't be favored in at least its next four games so the bookmakers will expect the Seahawks to be 6-8 by the time Week 16 comes along. Still, head coach Pete Carroll has seemed to pull victory from the jaws of defeat many times before. Maybe 12s will be happily surprised by Week 16.

Still, win or lose, some Seattle players have not performed well this year. For two of the players that follow, the poor play trend continues from previous years. For the other player, they are new to Seattle and shouldn't come back next year.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Dee Eskridge doesn't deserve a seat

I honestly have no idea why Dee Eskridge is still on the team. To be fair every time a pass is aimed his way - a throw, mind you, that is literally 50/50 on whether the pass will be completed because Eskridge runs such poor routes and doesn't know how to create space between him and his defender - I think, "Oh yeah...I forgot about that guy." In his three-year career, Eskridge has been targeted 34 times and he has caught 17 of them for an average of 7.2 yards per reception. The worst play that the Seahawks ran in Week 11 was when on third-and-one Geno Smith threw the ball toward Eskridge because the likelihood of picking up a first down on the play was so remote (the pass fell incomplete, of course).

Not only has Eskridge remained to be injured or ineffective in his career, earlier this year he was suspended six games for a domestic issue. Why the Seahawks did not just release him then is anyone's guess as Eskridge cost Seattle more money to keep on the roster than to kick him to the curb. And he has proven he isn't going to be productive.

Next year, Eskridge has a cap hit of $1,894,296 and a dead cap of only $422,455. There is no financial reason to keep him on the team. The rest of this year he is simply taken up an active spot on game days where another player, such as running back Kenny McIntosh who has been inactive every game since he was cleared to practice a few weeks ago, might actually provide production. So far in 2023, Eskridge has missed his only pass target and has rushed once for negative-five yards. He actually makes the team worse by playing.