|Offense||12th||99.4 (25th)||257.8 (10th)|
|Defense||5th||92.9 (7th)||225.8 (8th)|
|72||Bennett, Michael||DE||6-4||274||11/13/1985||9||Texas A&M|
|2||Boykin, Trevone||QB||6-0||213||8/22/1993||2||Texas Christian|
|Briggs, Chris||TE||6-5||230||//||R||Southeastern Louisiana|
|Brown, Arthur||LB||6-0||240||6/17/1990||5||Kansas State|
|31||Chancellor, Kam||SS||6-3||225||4/3/1988||8||Virginia Tech|
|Cox, Perrish||CB||6-0||190||1/10/1987||7||Oklahoma State|
|21||Elliott, DeAndre||CB||6-1||189||11/21/1992||2||Colorado State|
|74||Fant, George||T||6-5||296||7/19/1992||2||Western Kentucky|
|Garvin, Terence||LB||6-3||235||1/1/1991||5||West Virginia|
|63||Glowinski, Mark||G||6-4||310||5/3/1992||3||West Virginia|
|88||Graham, Jimmy||TE||6-7||265||11/24/1986||8||Miami (Fla.)|
|Grayson, Cyril||WR||5-9||178||12/5/1993||R||Louisiana State|
|Harris, Tylor||DE||6-4||284||2/16/1994||1||Wake Forest|
|17||Hester, Devin||WR||5-11||190||11/4/1982||12||Miami (Fla.)|
|53||Hunt, Joey||C||6-2||299||2/22/1994||2||Texas Christian|
|76||Ifedi, Germain||G||6-5||325||6/2/1994||2||Texas A&M|
|Joeckel, Luke||T||6-6||312||11/6/1991||5||Texas A&M|
|Johnson, Jeron (FA)||DB||5-10||212||6/12/1988||6||Boise State|
|Johnson, Malcolm||FB||6-1||231||8/11/1992||3||Mississippi State|
|Johnson, Jamel||WR||6-2||217||7/9/1991||1||Alabama State|
|20||Lane, Jeremy||CB||6-0||190||7/14/1990||6||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|16||Lockett, Tyler||WR||5-10||182||9/28/1992||3||Kansas State|
|26||Magee, Terrence||RB||5-9||215||3/16/1993||2||Louisiana State|
|33||McCray, Kelcie (FA)||SS||6-2||202||9/21/1988||6||Arkansas State|
|McCray, Demetrius||DB||6-2||194||5/11/1991||3||Appalachian State|
|93||McDaniel, Tony (FA)||DT||6-7||305||1/20/1985||12||Tennessee|
|41||McDonald, Dewey||LB||6-0||220||6/10/1990||4||California (PA)|
|30||McKissic, J.D.||WR||5-10||187||8/15/1993||1||Arkansas State|
|57||Morgan, Mike (FA)||OLB||6-3||235||1/16/1988||7||USC|
|Myers, Robert||G||6-5||335||12/26/1991||1||Tennessee State|
|70||Odhiambo, Rees||G||6-4||315||9/23/1992||2||Boise State|
|46||Palacio, Kache||LB||6-2||225||1/30/1994||1||Washington State|
|58||Pierre-Louis, Kevin||OLB||6-0||230||10/7/1991||4||Boston College|
|43||Pope, Troymaine||RB||5-9||205||11/29/1993||2||Jacksonville State|
|22||Prosise, C.J.||RB||6-1||220||5/20/1994||2||Notre Dame|
|34||Rawls, Thomas||RB||5-9||215||8/3/1993||3||Central Michigan|
|44||Reece, Marcel (FA)||FB||6-1||250||6/23/1985||7||Washington|
|77||Rubin, Ahtyba||DT||6-2||310||7/25/1986||10||Iowa State|
|9||Ryan, Jon||P||6-0||217||11/26/1981||12||Regina (Canada)|
|35||Shead, DeShawn||CB||6-2||212||6/28/1989||6||Portland State|
|8||Slavin, Tyler||WR||6-1||201||1/29/1992||2||New Mexico Highlands|
|Smith, Rodney||WR||6-5||232||3/11/1990||3||Florida State|
|78||Sowell, Bradley (FA)||T||6-7||309||6/6/1989||6||Mississippi|
|23||Terrell, Steven||FS||5-10||197||9/21/1990||5||Texas A&M|
|46||Tukuafu, Will (FA)||FB||6-2||280||1/3/1984||8||Oregon|
|81||Vannett, Nick||TE||6-5||257||3/6/1993||2||Ohio State|
|54||Wagner, Bobby||MLB||6-0||245||6/27/1990||6||Utah State|
|50||Wright, K.J.||OLB||6-4||246||7/23/1989||7||Mississippi State|
|French, Christian (IR)||LB||6-5||245||8/18/1992||R||Oregon|
|14||Fuller, Jeff (IR)||WR||6-4||223||4/20/1990||1||Texas A&M|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Smith has been on the injury report for the past week with the injury, but the team wasn't optimistic about the defensive tackles return and ultimately decided to would be best to end his season. In three games this season, the 25-year-old racked up five tackles (one solo). The Seahawks signed Sealver Siliga on Tuesday to replace Smith on the depth chart.
Jefferson's injury is serious enough to require surgery, but his absence shouldn't have much of an impact as he appeared in just three games and recorded one tackle this season. Defensive end Malliciah Goodman was signed to the 53-man roster to fill the vacant spot.
Hester played 12 games with the Ravens this season before being waived on Dec. 13. The veteran returner's future was in question following the release, but he will get another shot providing a spark for the Seahawks' this postseason. With Tyler Lockett injured, the team has opted to look outside of the box for a kick and punt returner by signing Hester. He racked up 466 kickoff return yards and 180 punt return yards for the Ravens this season, but also fumbled the ball five times, losing one.
Prosise was already set to compete with Thomas Rawls, who may end up being the real loser in this equation. Prosise's pass-catching ability and quickness should ensure him of a key role in the offense if he stays healthy, whereas Rawls likely will compete with Lacy for early-down work. It's also worth noting that Lacy is far from a sure thing -- he's still recovering from ankle surgery and has reportedly put on a lot of weight (again). Prosise, meanwhile, is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs in mid-to-late April, looking to build on a promising but injury-plagued rookie season.
Pierre-Louis sustained a hamstring injury last Sunday against the Patriots and was unable to practice this week. As a reserve linebacker, his absence shouldn't be a huge problem for the Seahawks' stout defensive unit to overcome.
Magee joined the Seahawks in late December and will now compete for a spot on the 53-man roster this offseason. The 24-year-old is one of ten running backs in Seattle's young backfield but his past experience with the team could separate him from the crowd.
A seventh-round rookie, Lawler failed to impress over the final two weeks of the preseason, catching just one pass for 11 yards on four targets. Despite missing some time with a groin injury, undrafted rookie Tanner McEvoy beat out Lawler and a few others for the No. 5 wideout job. Lawler might still join the active roster within the first few weeks of the season, but he'd likely just be providing depth.
Slavin joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent last offseason and was added to injured reserve after clearing waivers in the preseason. He'll look to stay healthy and make the roster as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.
Wright was limited to eight tackles total in the last two games, but he bounced back in Week 15. With 113 tackles, he is four from setting a career high.
The tight end room in Seattle has been devastated by injury in the early days of training camp, as Shields, Cooper Helfet (foot), and Brandon Cottom (Achilles) were all waived Saturday. If Shields passes through waivers unclaimed, the Seahawks will have the opportunity to place him on injured reserve.
Sommers was waived with an injury designation in the preseason and was moved to IR after he cleared waivers. He'll look to catch on with Seattle as a depth tight end and special teams player in 2017.
Morgan -- just activated off IR prior to Week 13 -- recorded five tackles and an interception in his first game back. He'll look to make an encore in Lambeau Field.
After landing in Seattle during the summer of 2015 via a trade with the Lions, Seisay missed each of the past two seasons due to injury. Both lost seasons were due to separate and unrelated injuries, however, as he missed the 2015 campaign due to a torn labrum but this past year due to a concern with his Achilles tendon. He's now set to enter the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent.
McEvoy stepped up in what was a lackluster day for many of his teammates on the offensive side, finishing second in yardage and scoring the team's only touchdown on the day with a 21-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He has been used sparingly for the majority of the year and should remain a complementary option in the offense next week against the Rams despite Sunday's performance.
The Seahawks acquired McDonald from the Raiders for a conditional seventh-round pick last September. Primarily operating in a special teams role, McDonald went on to tally eight tackles and one deflected pass across 14 games. He'll be back in the mix to compete for a depth role at linebacker this summer.
Although Cox started 22 games for the Titans over the last two seasons, very few teams have had any interest in him since his November release. Now in Seattle, he'll fight for a depth role in the secondary in advance of the 2017 campaign.
Chancellor had minor ankle surgery last week and isn't expected to be held out of offseason practices. He appears to be on track with his recovery to this point and shouldn't be limited with the injury much longer.
Baldwin notched the final touchdown of the Seahawks' 2016 campaign with a 31-yard scoring reception in the fourth quarter. Otherwise, it was a fairly ordinary outing for the sixth-year pro, who recorded four catches for 49 yards in addition to the touchdown. Russell Wilson completed only 17 passes overall on the afternoon, and Baldwin did see the most targets from him by far. The sixth-year pro posted a career high in receptions (94), targets (126) and yards (1,128) in 2016, but managed only half of the career-high 14 scores he'd tallied the season prior.
Garvin is the second linebacker the Seahawks have signed in as many days after the club agreed to terms with Michael Wilhoite on Thursday. The 26-year-old Garvin spent last season with the Redskins and was particularly strong on special teams, where he racked up 285 total snaps. Look for Garvin to have a similar role with the Seahawks this season given that Seattle's starting front seven appears to be set for the most part.
Vannett is not going to see much action and targets as long as Jimmy Graham is healthy. Luke Willson is expected to return from a knee injury in Week 14.
2016 was the third year of a four-year, $32 million contract that Bennett signed with Seattle in 2014. The extension will keep him in Seattle through the 2020 season, after which he'll be 35 years old. The exact details of the deal haven't yet been disclosed. Bennett has recorded 32 tackles and 4.0 sacks in 10 games played so far this season.
“He’s in great shape,” Carroll said, via ESPN.com. “That’s a tremendous addition. It’s like a brand new draft choice for us because he didn’t really get a chance to get started last year. Cassius is a really high-energy, creative and productive football player. We can’t wait to get him out there. He’s in great shape and looks terrific.”
Marsh only played in five games a season ago and recorded five tackles.
Pope will remain with the Seahawks, where he spent the entirety of last season. The 23-year-old only played in three games for the team due to an undisclosed ankle injury. The Seahawks currently have ten running backs on their roster so Pope will likely need to prove he's healthy in order to claim a spot on the 53-man roster this season.
Just like the first surgery Avril underwent six weeks ago, the details surrounding this second operation aren't clear. Most concerning, though, is that it's unknown if he'd suffered a setback in his recovery from the initial procedure. There is no timetable for his return.
Farmer spent time with Seattle during the regular season and was used primarily as a third-down back in the two games he saw live action. However, he was ousted the first week of December in order to supply fullback help when the team's starter went down. He'll enter the offseason buried on the depth chart.
Barnes was waived with an injury designation in August and landed on the Seahawks IR after clearing waivers. He'll have a chance to make the tail end of the roster in 2017 as a special teams player and depth defender.
Nearly half of Collins' yardage came late in the third quarter on a 26-yard burst up the gut. It was the power back's longest run of the season and it came just in time, with starter Thomas Rawls nursing a shoulder injury. Rawls' injury will be worth monitoring heading into Seattle's playoff matchup against Detroit. Even if he's back healthy, Collins should be in line for a fair amount of action, having recorded at least eight touches in three of the past four weeks.
As suggested by Sherman himself earlier in the month, it's unlikely any team will be willing to meet Seattle's asking price. The team understandably wants an impressive haul in exchange for its 29-year-old cornerback, as his upcoming base salaries of $11.431 million (2017) and $11 million (2018) are more than reasonable for a player of his caliber. Trade talks may be shut down if nothing happens before the draft.
Taylor, the 49ers' 2016 sixth-rounder out of Florida, was with the Seahawks for a couple weeks in December in order to provide depth at running back but didn't last long. He'll look to compete for a depth/special teams role in the offseason behind Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins.
Hill played in 13 games, recording 19 tackles, 5.5 sacks and an interception.
McKissic was waived by the Falcons on Monday, just three days after being signed to their active roster. He's yet to play in an NFL game but could see some time on special teams for Seattle. His only real chance to play on offense will be if injuries to Thomas Rawls and Alex Collins force the team to use him.
His release comes one day after he was reinstated from a suspension stemming from a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Aboushi started 10 games for the Jets last season, but will now look to catch on with another team and provide depth along the offensive line.
Kearse was essentially a non-factor once again, with his three targets tying for the second lowest among the Seahawks' receivers and tight ends. The fifth-year pro had a quiet postseason, notching just three receptions on six targets for 22 yards, although he did see teammate Doug Baldwin inadvertently steal a touchdown from him in Seattle's wild-card victory over the Lions. Despite his minimal involvement in the playoffs, Kearse did wrap up the 2016 campaign with his second-most receptions (41) in a season, although he needed a career-high 90 targets to achieve them.
Thorpe signed with the team in September of the 2016 season, and quickly established himself as one of their top special teams players. He also saw some time as Seattle's third cornerback when starter DeShawn Shead was briefly sidelined. Thorpe figures to resume his role as a key special teams player in 2017, while also providing depth at corner. He could have an opportunity to compete for a starting job if the aforementioned Shead, who suffered a serious knee injury during the playoffs, is not ready when the season begins.
Boykin's arrest in Dallas on March 27 for suspicion of possession of marijuana and public intoxication was a violation of his plea agreement for a December of 2015 incident for resisting arrest. As the legal process plays out, he'll be arraigned on May 3, which lands in the early stages of the Seahawks' offseason program. "Early indications are that we'll give him an opportunity to be back with us," head coach Pete Carroll told John Clayton of ESPN Radio last week. "We'll see what happens, though." If Boykin spends too much time in court and not enough time on the field, the Seahawks could be searching for an alternative backup QB in the coming months.
Joeckel, the starting left tackle, will give way to his backup, Sam Young. His absence will provide a slight boost to the Miami defense.
Entering his second season on the heels of 664 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie, Lockett suffered a left knee sprain in Week 2 and didn't receive more than five targets in any of the next five games. He turned it around in Week 10 with a three-catch, 72-yard performance at New England, after which he hauled in 20 of 32 passes for 311 yards and one touchdown through Week 16. In the latter outing, though, Lockett sustained a compound fracture of the fibula and tibia in his right leg, setting him on his current path of rehab and recovery. The wideout is "itching to get going sooner" than training camp, but he's also aware that the Seahawks' medical professionals have his best interests in mind. As a result, the team will be without Lockett until at least late July.
According to Kapadia, Lacy's target weight will be in the 240s, which is probably around where he was in 2016 prior to suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the 26-year-old running back checked in at 267 pounds during one of his free agent visits, putting him 20-to-25 pounds north of where the Seahawks want him by Week 1. It appears Lacy's weight will be a big story for the second straight offseason, just as it was at this time last year when he was coming off a disappointing 2015 campaign in which he was visibly hampered by his excess weight. A contract season provided plenty of motivation last time around, and the Seahawks are hoping for the same after signing him to a one-year, $5.5 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed. Lacy is nearly five months removed from surgery which carried an estimated rehab timetable of 4-to-6 months, but the extra weight he's carrying probably doesn't help the process. While his contract makes him the early favorite to lead Seattle's backfield, Lacy has serious issues surrounding his health and conditioning, in addition to facing competition from teammates Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise (shoulder).
The Seahawks entered the offseason in need of depth at linebacker and they have found just that in Brown. While the former second-rounder has struggled staying healthy the past two seasons, he'll be able to provide Seattle with an instant boost on special teams and serve as a solid insurance policy for MLB Bobby Wagner.
Rubin sprained his wrist in Saturday's game versus the Cardinals so his absence from the injury report Wednesday evidences the injury likely isn't serious. Barring some sort of setback, Rubin appears in line to be ready for the Seahawks' season finale Sunday versus the Niners.
Walsh struggled mightily in 2016, missing four extra points and making 12-of-16 field goal attempts prior to being released in November. Steven Hauschka, the Seahawks' kicker in 2016, will be a free agent upon the end of the league year, meaning Walsh could be set to handle the kicking duties in Seattle in 2017.
Tukuafu has been sidelined since sustaining a concussion in Week 13. With his season over, Marcel Reese will now serve as the lead blocker for Thomas Rawls.
During Wednesday's training camp practice, Cottom sustained a potential Achilles tear. The Seahawks' move Saturday seems to confirm those fears, but the fullback/tight end will land on their injured reserve list, if he clears waivers.
Wilson and the Seahawks were lights out to the open the game, putting together a 14-play, 89-yard drive that consumed 8:34 off the clock and culminated in a seven-yard scoring dart to Jimmy Graham. However, it was largely downhill from there, with an injury to right guard Germain Ifedi kick-starting a series of unfortunate events. Rookie Rees Odhiambo, who took over for Ifedi, inadvertently stepped on Wilson's foot with the Seahawks backed up to their seven-yard line after a penalty wiped out an 80-yard punt return by Devin Hester, leading to a safety. Wilson subsequently sandwiched fourth-quarter interceptions around a 31-yard touchdown to Doug Baldwin, with the second pick coming with 2:15 remaining and sealing Seattle's fate. Wilson did lead the Seahawks in rushing on the afternoon, and his yardage total on the ground actually was the second highest he'd amassed all season. Despite the disappointing finish to the campaign, the Wisconsin product did set career highs in completions (353), attempts (546) and passing yardage (4,219) in 2016.
The 22-year-old back signed with the Seahawks in May as an undrafted free agent. Madden was eyeing a role at fullback with the club, but the team has ultimately decided to part ways with the USC product.
Lunsford signed a future contract with the Bucs in January but was let go once Tampa Bay agreed to a deal with veteran Nick Folk in March. Now in Seattle, the Liberty product will compete with Blair Walsh for what will likely be one roster spot.
Smith hasn't played in a game since 2014, failing to make an active roster the past two seasons. He'll look to carve out a role on special teams and at the bottom of the receiver depth chart in Seattle in 2017.
The 28-year-old safety spent his first four seasons in the league with the Seahawks before spending last season with the Redskins. He was fifth on the depth chart for strong safety, so figured to have a long shot making the final roster.
The ex-49er will stay in the division by inking a deal with Seattle. Wilhoite appeared in all 16 games with the 49ers last season, recording 55 total tackles and forcing one fumble. He figures to add depth at the right outside linebacker spot behind starter K.J. Wright.
It appears Ryan will be a full go Saturday after being knocked out of Seattle's Week 15 matchup with the Rams. He was placed in the league's concussion protocol after taking a hard hit in the open field at the end of a long run against the Rams, but Friday's injury report suggests that he'll be ready to play against the Cardinals.
The Seahawks lost their starting right guard on their first possession, and while he attempted to return just before halftime, Ifedi was unable to remain in the game. Now knocked out of the playoffs, the rookie will have plenty of time to get healthy for the offseason program.
Myers, a 2015 fifth-round pick out of Tennessee State, will look to secure a spot on the Seahawks' offensive line throughout the offseason. His versatility is a plus, while the team may elect to try him out primarily at right tackle.
Johnson sustained a concussion over a week ago, forcing him to sit out of the first week of practice. He has now passed concussion protocol testing and can return to the field. He will be eligible to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Packers.
Jean-Baptiste was waived with an injury designation and placed on IR after he cleared waivers in August. The team expects him to compete for a depth secondary and special teams role in 2017.
The 27-year-old has been a fixture in two-tight end sets for much of his four seasons with the Seahawks, but he's provided most of his usefulness as a blocker. Willson was targeted just 21 times in 11 appearances in 2016, and he's unlikely to see much more volume during the upcoming campaign so long as Jimmy Graham enjoys relatively sound health.
Jordan was cut by the Dolphins at the end of March after failing a physical. The former No. 3 overall pick hasn't played a game since 2014 due to a breach in the NFL's substance abuse policy and later a knee injury, but with the Seahawks already solid along their defensive line with pass rushers like Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, signing Jordan is worth the risk because of his potential alone.
Despite spending last offseason rehabbing from a torn patella, Graham re-established himself as one of the NFL's top receiving threats at his position, catching 65 passes for 923 yards and six touchdowns (on 95 targets) in 16 regular-season games. He was listed on the injury report with a knee issue for much of the year, and he admitted in January that he barely practiced all season. Finally back to full health and increasingly comfortable in Seattle's offense, Graham could make a bid for the kind of stat lines he posted while playing with Drew Brees in New Orleans.
Rawls looks like the odd man out at first glance, as Lacy signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract with $3 million guaranteed, while Prosise offers an element of pass-catching and quickness that the other two running backs can't match. However, Prosise and Lacy were limited to just 11 combined games last season while battling injuries, with the latter also carrying major concerns regarding his weight. The addition of Lacy is undoubtedly discouraging for Rawls' 2017 prospects, but it's far from a death blow.
McDaniel did not take part in the wild-card win over the Lions last weekend due to a concussion he suffered in Week 17. Now cleared to play, the veteran will bolster Seattle's defensive line with a return Saturday and will likely resume his role as a starter. Should he have his reps monitored, look for Jarran Reed to see increased action.
Palacio spent most of the 2016 season on the Seahawks' practice squad and ended the year on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. Fortunately, he's back to full health and will be available to participate in the start of the team's offseason program Tuesday.
With Tyler Lockett (leg) recovering from a fractured fibula and Jermaine Kearse coming off a season in which he produced only 5.7 yards per target, Richardson should have every chance to earn a regular spot in three-wide formations. The 2014 second-round selection was stuck with the No. 4 spot on the depth chart for much of last season, but he did come on strong in the playoffs with seven catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in two games. Lockett, if healthy, should have his place in three-wide formations locked down, but Kearse's spot appears ripe for the taking. The Seahawks used three or more receivers on approximately 68 percent of their snaps last season.
Lane missed all but the final six games last season recovering from a broken wrist and torn ACL in the Super Bowl. He's healthy and likely the favorite for the starting job. The Seahawks, though, might rather him play nickelback, where he's been effective. Brandon Browner is also in the mix.
Wagner surpassed Chad Brown, who had 149 tackles in 1998. It was also Wagner's ninth game this season with at least 10 tackles.
The former category consists of linebackers LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and Jeremiah George (ankle). The probables are quarterback Blake Bortles (wrist), defensive ends Andre Branch (groin) and Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), cornerback Demetrius McCray (ankle) and wideout Cecil Shorts (illness).
Seattle is dealing with some injuries to its receiving corps, most notably with Doug Baldwin (hamstring) questionable and Jermaine Kearse (calf) probable heading into Sunday, so Williams has been added to the active roster. Still, it's a long shot that Williams sees much in the way of playing time Sunday provided that Baldwin and Kearse are ultimately able to take the field against the Rams. Anthony McCoy was placed on injured reserve Saturday, opening a roster spot for Williams.
Desir was waived to clear a roster spot for wideout Isaiah Burse. Steve Williams and Trevor Williams will handle all the backup corner back reps with Desir gone.
Shead, who went down with a torn ACL late in the 2016 season, posted pictures and videos of himself on Instagram last week lifting weights and going through agility workouts. While he isn't realistically expected to recover in time for the regular season opener, general manager John Schneider didn't rule out such a possibility either at the Combine last month.
Picks that have signed are:
Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.
McDougald fills a clear need for a Seahawks team that previously didn't have any veteran depth at safety behind the phenomenal starting duo of Kam Chancellor (ankle) and Earl Thomas (leg) -- both of whom are recovering from surgery. It's a bit surprising McDougald had to settle for such a modest contract and a backup role, coming off a 2016 season in which he recorded a career-high 91 tackles (79 solo) while starting all 16 games for Tampa Bay. He also had 87 tackles (67 solo) and played all 16 games the previous year, but his work in pass coverage has always been questionable, which explains the inability to find a better offer.
Elliott was held out of practice all week, hinting that he is still a ways away from returning to game action. The rookie is merely a depth option for the Seahawks at cornerback, so his absence shouldn't affect Seattle's defensive effectiveness as a whole.
Thomas suffered the injury in Week 13 and was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. He mentioned the possibility of retirement on his Twitter account in December, and while broken tibias do require a lengthy rehab process, Thomas has apparently moved past any thought of hanging his cleats up. Though he may be absent from the offseason program and limited in training camp, he seems to be on track for Week 1.