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  • Seahawks' Alton Robinson: Still not fully recovered

    Head coach Pete Carroll said last Monday that Robinson (knee) has had "some issues with his return" and isn't up to full speed yet, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports. Robinson suffered a knee injury during the preseason that landed him on injured reserve, but the hope was that he'd be back at some point during the regular season. However, he experienced some setbacks in his rehab and was kept on IR for the entire campaign. It's unclear if Robinson will need offseason surgery to correct the issue, but as of now, Seattle is optimistic that he'll be good to go for next season's training camp.
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  • Seahawks' Boye Mafe: Underwhelming rookie campaign

    Mafe posted 41 tackles (28 solo) and three sacks across 17 regular-season games during 2022. The 2022 second-round pick (40th overall) averaged 24.1 defensive snaps per game as a rookie, as Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor and even Bruce Irvin all ran ahead of him. Mafe still has excellent athletic qualities in addition to a solid collegiate track record. Mafe has a good chance at taking a starting role in 2023, but fantasy managers should temper expectations considering the underwhelming rookie campaign from the 24-year-old.
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  • Seahawks' Shelby Harris: Starts every game in 2022

    Harris recorded 44 tackles (24 solo), four pass breakups and 2.5 sacks over 15 regular-season games during the 2022 season. Harris was included in the trade package that pried QB Russell Wilson from Seattle and to Denver. The 31-year-old defensive lineman started every game, including the postseason contest, but he posted his lowest sack total since the 2018 season. Harris is heading into the final year of his contract, but the Seahawks would save nearly $9 million against the salary cap by cutting him. However, his job is probably safe unless the Seahawks are ready to bring in significant reinforcements on the defensive line through free agency and the draft.
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  • Seahawks' Darrell Taylor: Heats up to finish 2022 season

    Taylor posted 26 tackles (22 solo), 9.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a pass breakup over 16 regular-season games in the 2022 season. Taylor piled up three sacks through the first 10 games, but he stacked up 6.5 sacks over the final six contests. The 2020 second-round pick has averaged 30 defensive tackles over the past two seasons, and he has totaled 16 sacks in that stretch. Taylor doesn't rack up tackles, but he has IDP value in deeper leagues because of his pass-rushing skills.
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  • Seahawks' Uchenna Nwosu: Enjoys breakout season in Seattle

    Nwosu posted 67 tackles (42 solo), 9.5 sacks, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries across 17 regular-season games in 2022. Nwosu totaled 9.5 sacks over the previous two seasons with the Chargers, but he broke out in Seattle's system while averaging a career-high 51 defensive snaps per game. The 2018 second-round pick just turned 26 years old, so he may not have hit his peak yet. Nwosu has only one year left on his contract in Seattle, so he'll be a candidate for an extension this offseason.
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  • Seahawks' Coby Bryant: Stacks up 70 tackles

    Bryant posted 70 tackles (52 solo), four pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two sacks across 17 regular-season games in the 2022 season. Bryant started six games and averaged 43 defensive snaps per contest. He was quite successful even in the slightly limited role, and he was tied for third in the league with four forced fumbles. The fourth-round rookie struggled in coverage, but that is typical for a rookie. He improved immensely as a tackler this year, too, so he'll have that working in his favor as he makes his pitch for a full-time starting role in Seattle in 2023.
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  • Seahawks' Quandre Diggs: Tallies four picks in 2022

    Diggs recorded 71 tackles (50 solo), seven pass breakups, four interceptions and a forced fumble over 17 regular-season games in 2022. Diggs has played every regular-season game over his past three seasons in Seattle. He posted 229 tackles (158 solo), 24 pass breakups and 14 interceptions over 50 games in that stretch. He'll be 30 years old later in January, and he has two years remaining on his contract, although he could be cut in 2023 for nearly $10 million in cap savings. Don't expect that to happen, however, as Diggs is a crucial part of the Seahawks' defensive scheme.
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  • Seahawks' Mike Jackson: Productive in first year as starter

    Jackson posted 75 tackles (63 solo), 12 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and an interception over 17 regular-season games in 2022. Jackson played just 28 defensive snaps through his first three NFL seasons, but he started all 17 games in 2022 and played nearly every snap. The 2019 fifth-round pick was quite productive for fantasy purposes. However, he'll be a free agent in March, and he'll likely need to battle for a starting job in 2023 whether in Seattle or not.
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  • Seahawks' Tariq Woolen: Makes DROY case

    Woolen posted 63 tackles (46 solo), 16 pass breakups and six interceptions, including a pick-six, over 17 games during the regular season. Once viewed as a raw but uber-athletic prospect, Woolen showed he is actually a fine-tuned, potentially elite NFL cornerback from the start. Woolen switched to cornerback in college at UTSA, and he ran a 4.26 40-yard dash at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. He started every game as a rookie and tied for the league lead with six interceptions and landed fourth with 16 pass breakups. He's in the Defensive Rookie of the Year conversation, and whether he wins it or not, Woolen appears to have a bright future in the league.
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  • Seahawks' Cody Barton: Piles up 136 stops

    Barton posted 136 tackles (84 solo), six pass breakups, two sacks and two interceptions over 17 regular-season games. Barton's playing time fluctuated during the season, bottoming out at a 44 percent snap share in Week 8, but he started the Seahawks' final six regular-season games and the playoff game. The 2019 third-round pick is headed towards free agency in March, but the Seahawks may want to re-sign him, especially because Jordyn Brooks underwent ACL surgery Jan. 19 and may not be ready for the start of the 2023 season. While Barton struggles in coverage, he's a high-end IDP option when he's in the lineup.
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  • Seahawks' Jordyn Brooks: Undergoes surgery Thursday

    Brooks announced via Instagram that he underwent surgery Thursday to address the torn ACL in his right knee, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Brooks sustained this injury during the Week 17 win over the Jets, causing him to finish the 2022 campaign with 161 tackles over 16 games. This total still ranked sixth among all tacklers this regular season despite having his season cut one game short. Brooks did add that Thursday's operation was successful, per Henderson, though the typical nine-month rehab process for this injury makes it rather unlikely he'll be ready to suit up for the 2023 season opener.
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  • Seahawks' Bryan Mone: Knee procedure reveals more issues

    Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Mone (knee) had a "difficult surgery" in which more issues were discovered than previously diagnosed, ultimately suggesting a lengthy recovery, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports. Mone shifted to Seattle's injured reserve back on Dec. 20 due to an ACL injury, and he's now in jeopardy of missing at least part of the 2023 campaign following surgery to address his initial knee damage. Throughout this past season, the 27-year-old operated as a rotational defensive lineman and amassed 25 tackles.
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  • Seahawks' Ben Burr-Kirven: Improving through nerve damage

    Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Burr-Kirven has progressed in his recovery from nerve damage in his knee, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Burr-Kirven, who's scheduled to become a free agent this offseason after missing both of the last two campaigns due to the torn ACL he sustained during a preseason game in 2021, will have an opportunity to return to Seattle if he's eventually cleared for football-related activities. The 2019 fifth-round pick operated as one of the Seahawks' top special-teams contributors across his first two years in the NFL.
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  • Seahawks' Jamal Adams: Making progress in recovery

    Adams (knee) remains without a timeline for full health, according to head coach Pete Carroll, but he is starting to move and do work on a treadmill, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Adams suffered a torn quadriceps tendon in his right knee Week 1, which required surgery and forced him out for the entire season. It's still unclear when he'll be able to participate in full for any offseason activities, but the 27-year-old is expected to be ready for the start of the 2023 season.
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  • Seahawks' Jordyn Brooks: Surgery upcoming

    Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Brooks will have surgery later this week to address the torn ACL he suffered in Week 17 against the Jets, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Although Brooks' recovery process is now underway, he still remains without a specific timetable for a return to football-related activities. The 25-year-old will aim to be available for the start of next season, after he led Seattle with 161 stops across 16 games played during the 2022-23 campaign.
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  • Seahawks' Darrell Taylor: Back in Saturday's game

    Taylor (neck) returned to Saturday's wild-card game in San Francisco, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Taylor sustained a neck stinger in the second quarter, but the injury won't keep him on the sideline after halftime. He'll thus rejoin Uchenna Nwosu, Boye Mafe and Bruce Irvin as the Seahawks' available outside linebackers.
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  • Seahawks' Darrell Taylor: Sustains neck injury Saturday

    Taylor suffered a neck stinger during Saturday's wild-card game at San Francisco. Midway through the second quarter, Taylor was slow to get up and walked with Seahawks trainers to the sideline, where he visited the blue tent before getting diagnosed with an injury. If Taylor is unable to return, the team will be left with Uchenna Nwosu, Boye Mafe and Bruce Irvin at outside linebacker.
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  • Seahawks' Xavier Crawford: Inactive Saturday

    Crawford is inactive for Saturday's wild-card game game against the Seahawks due to a hamstring injury. Crawford's absence is not expected to impact the Seahawks' secondary, as he was primarily a special teams contributor when healthy.
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  • Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Sheds injury designation

    Neal (knee) is not on the team's Thursday injury report for Saturday's game against the 49ers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Neal hasn't played since Week 15 with the injury, and his return should bolster the team's secondary for the wild-card round. Coach Pete Carroll also said that Neal is "back and ready to go," as reported by Curtis Crabtree of Fox 13 Seattle, which is confirmed by his lack of a designation on the team's final injury report of the week.
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  • Seahawks' Ryan Neal: Limited at practice Wednesday

    Neal (knee) logged a limited practice session Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Neal missed the final three games of the regular season due to a knee issue that first popped up Week 13 versus the Rams. He didn't practice at all between Week 16 and 18, so the fact that he was listed as limited during Tuesday's walkthrough and again for Wednesday's practice session at least gives him a chance of returning for Saturday's wild-card contest against San Francisco. Neal's ability to play would be a huge boost for the Seahawks against the 49ers' explosive offense, and if the fifth-year safety does indeed take the field, Johnathan Abram would likely see a reduced role in Seattle's secondary.
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