|Offense||12th||99.4 (25th)||257.8 (10th)|
|Defense||5th||92.9 (7th)||225.8 (8th)|
|47||Bass, David||DE||6-4||267||9/11/1990||5||Missouri Western State|
|72||Bennett, Michael||DE||6-4||274||11/13/1985||9||Texas A&M|
|42||Brown, Arthur||LB||6-0||240||6/17/1990||5||Kansas State|
|37||Brown, Algernon||RB||6-0||235||//||R||Brigham Young|
|32||Carson, Chris||RB||6-0||218||9/16/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|31||Chancellor, Kam||SS||6-3||225||4/3/1988||8||Virginia Tech|
|40||Coleman, Kyle||FB||6-0||231||9/30/1993||R||Arkansas-Pine Bluff|
|Cox, Perrish (FA)||CB||6-0||190||1/10/1987||7||Oklahoma State|
|39||Davis, Mike||RB||5-9||217||2/19/1993||3||South Carolina|
|6||Davis, Austin||QB||6-2||221||6/2/1989||6||Southern Mississippi|
|87||Donatell, Steve||TE||6-6||241||3/5/1994||R||Western Kentucky|
|21||Elliott, DeAndre||CB||6-1||189||11/21/1992||2||Colorado State|
|74||Fant, George||T||6-5||322||7/19/1992||2||Western Kentucky|
|51||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.)|
|64||Harris, Tylor||DE||6-4||306||2/16/1994||1||Wake Forest|
|17||Hester, Devin (FA)||WR||5-11||190||11/4/1982||12||Miami (Fla.)|
|76||Ifedi, Germain||G||6-5||325||6/2/1994||2||Texas A&M|
|78||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|
|92||Jones, Nazair||DT||6-5||304||12/13/1994||R||North Carolina|
|20||Lane, Jeremy||CB||6-0||190||7/14/1990||6||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|93||Liggins, Jeremy||DT||6-3||315||3/31/1993||R||Ole Miss|
|16||Lockett, Tyler||WR||5-10||182||9/28/1992||3||Kansas State|
|38||Madden, Tre||RB||6-0||235||8/16/1993||2||Southern California|
|33||McCray, Kelcie (FA)||SS||6-2||202||9/21/1988||6||Arkansas State|
|39||McCray, Demetrius||DB||6-2||198||5/11/1991||3||Appalachian State|
|41||McDonald, Dewey||LB||6-0||229||6/10/1990||4||California (PA)|
|94||McDowell, Malik||DT||6-6||299||6/20/1996||R||Michigan State|
|14||McKissic, J.D.||RB||5-10||195||8/15/1993||1||Arkansas State|
|83||Moore, David||WR||6-2||219||1/15/1995||R||East Central (OK)|
|57||Morgan, Mike (FA)||OLB||6-3||235||1/16/1988||7||Southern California|
|62||Myers, Robert||G||6-5||325||12/26/1991||1||Tennessee State|
|70||Odhiambo, Rees||G||6-4||315||9/23/1992||2||Boise State|
|49||Palacio, Kache||LB||6-1||237||1/30/1994||1||Washington State|
|97||Peters, Otha||LB||6-0||238||2/27/1994||R||UL Lafayette|
|58||Pierre-Louis, Kevin||OLB||6-0||230||10/7/1991||4||Boston College|
|22||Prosise, C.J.||RB||6-1||225||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|
|1||Rogers, Darreus||WR||6-1||216||9/3/1993||R||Southern California|
|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)|
|65||Senior, Justin||T||6-5||329||7/8/1994||R||Mississippi State|
|35||Shead, DeShawn||CB||6-2||212||6/28/1989||6||Portland State|
|37||Simone, Jordan||DB||5-11||190||7/21/1992||1||Arizona State|
|17||Smith, Rodney||WR||6-5||225||3/11/1990||3||Florida State|
|46||Tukuafu, Will (FA)||FB||6-2||280||1/3/1984||8||Oregon|
|46||Usher, Nick||LB||6-3||235||1/22/1995||R||Texas-El Paso|
|81||Vannett, Nick||TE||6-5||261||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|
|Johnson, Malcolm (IR)||RB||6-1||231||8/11/1992||3||Mississippi State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The Seahawks selected Carson in the seventh round of this year's draft with the hope that he could help out on special teams. With the likes of Eddie Lacy (ankle), Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise (shoulder) firmly ahead of him on the depth chart, each day that passes where Carson isn't on the field hurts his chances of surviving the final roster cuts.
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 underwent season ending knee surgery in October of last season and has yet to return in full. While he's expected back for the start of the season, the team will be hoping he can return sooner rather than later in order to practice with the team and work himself back to where he was before injury.
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.
Darboh (6-foot-2, 214 pounds) is a well-built and athletic receiver who generally showed a competent skill set in college, but probably didn't show enough on the field to profile as more than a WR2 type in the NFL. With a 4.45-second 40 and 124-inch broad jump, Darboh has the tools to be a fantasy factor at some point, and there might be more opportunity than assumed in Seattle. Tyler Lockett is returning from a compound leg fracture, and Jermaine Kearse has never shown much as a receiver.
Prosise was impressive in the few games he played as a rookie, finishing with 30 rushes for 172 yards and 17 receptions for 208 yards while scoring once in six appearances. However, because of shoulder and wrist injuries, the Notre Dame product was unable to secure a regular role. Now that he's fully healthy, Prosise figures to do so this season, but having both Eddie Lacy (ankle) and Thomas Rawls on the Seahawks crowds his path to carries. While, like Prosise, neither Lacy nor Rawls have been models of health thus far, their hard-nosed running styles figure to give them a leg up on first and second downs, leaving the pass-catching threat Prosise to come in on third downs. However, given Prosise's unique skill set, he could also feature more if a favorable matchup presents itself or if he gets rolling in a given game.
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.
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.
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.
Hill won't start in the short-term, but this could be Seattle's eventual replacement for Kam Chancellor. Hill is big at 6-foot-1, 216 pounds, but showed the speed (4.47-second 40) and quickness (6.96-second three-cone) to hold up in coverage.
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.
McEvoy is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but Paul Richardson is looking like a lock to be No. 4 on the Seahawks' wide receiver depth chart behind Jermaine Kearse. With at least four options ahead of McEvoy at wideout, full health will be the first step in his quest for snaps.
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.
Cox was one of eight Seahawks to get cut on Tuesday. The veteran signed with the team in mid-January, as he figured to compete for a reserve position behind starters Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane. However, Cox's value was greatly depleted after the team drafted four different defensive backs two weeks ago. Back on the market, Cox figures to draw some interest from teams looking to bolster their secondary with a veteran presence.
Chancellor, who needed surgery on both of his ankles this offseason to address nagging bone spurs, was able to do a lot in spring practices, but that's not surprising as his procedures were never considered very serious. However, durability is starting to become a concern for the veteran safety who's missed at least two contests in each of the past three seasons while missing eleven total games across that span. In 12 outings last season, Chancellor racked up 86 tackles, eight PBUs, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Baldwin signed a four-year, $46 million extension last offseason, keeping him under contract in Seattle at a reasonable price through 2020. The structure of the deal allows the team to re-evaluate on a year-to-year basis after 2017, but there's little reason to think he'll be in danger anytime soon, as his last pair of seasons were easily the two best of his career. He'll celebrate his 29th birthday in September and is locked in as Russell Wilson's favorite target for what should be the prime of both players' careers.
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, as Seattle's starting front seven appears to be set for the most part.
Selected at No. 94 overall in last year's draft, Vannett logged only 84 offensive snaps in nine games as a rookie while stuck behind Jimmy Graham, Luke Willson and Brandon Williams on the depth chart. Graham and Willson are still around and seemingly locked in as the top two options, but with both players in contract seasons, Vannett should at least have an opportunity to push for a significant role in 2018. He's unlikely to ever serve as the team's top receiving threat at tight end, as he caught only 55 passes in 37 games at Ohio State and ran a 4.85 40-yard dash at the 2016 Combine.
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.
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.
Seattle's running back by committee leaves plenty of mouths to feed between Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise, but it's the other six backs on the current roster that will really have to prove their worth during training camp if they hope to remain on 53-man roster. Out of those six, Collins figures to have the best shot of securing a spot, considering the second-year pro did receive 31 carries last season. Pair that with his weight loss and Collins seems like the favorite to lock down the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.
Thompson is less athletic than most players the Seahawks target, but he earned a high grade from them anyway thanks to his production. Thompson played safety for a Colorado pass defense that dominated in 2016, and Thompson picked off seven passes in the process. He and Delano Hill give Seattle options at safety.
Sherman missed last week's conditioning sessions, but in returning for workouts despite not being required to, he's shown his openness to move forward with the Seahawks. On that front, general manager John Schneider has pretty much ended trade speculation surrounding Sherman, even though both parties acknowledged entertaining interest around the league earlier this offseason. After no team was willing to match Seattle's demands, however, that situation has seemingly been put in the past, clearing the way for Sherman to focus on preparing for the upcoming season as he normally would.
Cromartie spent the past three seasons in San Francisco but was never able to stay healthy for an entire 16-game slate across three years with the team. His best season came in 2015 when he logged 12 tackles and two passes defended in eight games. He spent a brief period of time with the Bills earlier in the offseason but will now wrestle for a depth position within the Seahawks' secondary in advance of Week 1.
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.
Kearse is coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign in which he caught eight fewer passes despite seeing 22 more targets than in 2015, accounting for just 41 receptions, 511 yards and one touchdown on 90 looks his way. In the wake of that downturn, Kearse now faces the fact that Seattle could save $5 million if it releases him prior to next season, which the Seahawks likely would if he doesn't perform at the level of a starting wideout this year.
Thorpe signed with the team in September 2016 and quickly established himself as one of Seattle's top special teams players. He also saw some time as Seattle's third cornerback when starter DeShawn Shead was sidelined briefly. Thorpe figures to resume his role as a key special teams player in 2017, while also providing depth at cornerback. The 27-year-old 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.
While it doesn't sound like Joeckel, who's recovering from injuries to the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left leg, has been able to do very much at OTAs, it's notable that he's been able to return to the field so soon after he was presumed to be out until training camp, at the earliest. Alternatively, it sounds as if he could even be ahead of schedule, which would be a great development for his odds of suiting up Week 1.
Moore played at a tiny Oklahoma school called East Central, but at his pro day he showed NFL-level athleticism. At 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, Moore ran the 40 in 4.43 seconds while adding a 36.5-inch vertical and 124-inch broad jump. He looks like an upside project for Seattle.
Griffin is the classic Seahawks corner prospect -- long arms and athletic. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds at the Combine, which gives him a lot of press coverage upside when you factor in his 32 and 3/8-inch arms.
It isn't clear exactly where Lockett stands in his recovery from a fractured left tibia but it sounds as if he's at least progressing in some regard considering head coach Pete Carroll said Lockett made "a big jump from last week to this week". A return for the start of training camp in late July would be ideal since that is it is the only event left on the Seahawks' offseason agenda once mandatory minicamp closes Thursday.
Lacy's weight incentives have been highly publicized, but the running back is also coming off ankle surgery heading into his first campaign with the Seahawks. Although he was limited by his ankle during OTAs, Lacy should be ready to suit up for preseason action, when Seattle figures to give him a large enough workload to evaluate his ability against that of fellow tailbacks Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins. Still, the team is anticipated to be careful to not overload Lacy early, as having him enter Week 1 in tip-top shape is far more important.
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.
Davis joins Seattle after the division-rival 49ers let him go last week. A fourth-round pick in 2015, Davis has made just 14 career appearances, rushing 54 times for merely 108 yards and a touchdown. His signing now gives the Seahawks over 10 running backs to carry into the summer.
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.
Bass was drafted by the Raiders in the seventh round of the 2013 draft. The Missouri Western State product has played 49 games over the previous four seasons with the Bears and Titans. After moving to outside linebacker in the Titans' 3-4 defensive scheme, Bass is expected to return the outside rusher role he played in Chicago's 4-3 defense. He projects to provide depth at defensive end.
Listed at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, Wilson was always able to maintain his quickness while playing with a stout frame that allowed him to stay healthy behind shaky offensive lines. The plan fell apart early last season when he suffered high-ankle and MCL sprains, which not only made it difficult for him to run or scramble, but also limited his cardio work and led to some unwanted weight gain. Wilson still played all 16 games and completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 7.8 yards per attempt, but he finished with career-low marks -- by a wide margin -- in rush attempts (72), rushing yards (259) and yards per carry (3.6). Coach Pete Carroll was excited to see his quarterback report to the team in top-notch shape this offseason, and while the offensive line remains a major concern, Wilson's improved health and conditioning should help revive the Seahawks' rushing attack.
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.
Davis plays with a style different from Russell Wilson and Boykin, as he lacks a dual-threat quality in his game, but that doesn't mean he'll assume the No. 3 spot on depth chart. The 28-year-old boasts more starting experience than his counterpart and given Boykin's legal troubles this summer, Davis may be a safer option to backup Wilson this fall. Look for more updates on the competition to come throughout training camp.
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.
Ifedi, the Seahawks' 2016 first-rounder, spent his rookie season primarily at right guard. The fact that he's even been participating in OTAs suggests the high-ankle sprain he suffered in the team's playoff loss against the Falcons is a thing of the past.
Johnson landed on injured reserve last week after suffering an undisclosed injury in practice. Now that he's no longer tied to the Seahawks, the 2015 sixth-rounder can immediately begin looking for work elsewhere.
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 rarely made a major splash as a receiver. Willson was targeted a career-low 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.
The knee surgery prevented Jordan from taking part in any of the Seahawks' offseason practices since he signed with the team in April. It isn't clear if he'll be ready to go in time for training camp.
The second-round pick out of Michigan State had his foot stepped on during Sunday's session, but as it currently stands, McDowell doesn't expect to miss any time. It will still be a situation to monitor over the next few days, although the initial assessment is that it's not anything that would affect him beyond the immediate future.
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 is coming off an injury-plagued first two seasons in the league, as he's missed 10 of 32 possible games in his career thus far. Although Rawls dealt with leg and shoulder problems last year, he approaches training camp with a clean bill of health. That should allow him to see a fair chunk of exhibition action, but the Seahawks are also expected to be careful in order to preserve him for the regular season. At that point, Rawls and Lacy figure to share the bulk of Seattle's ball-carrying duties, unless one player gets the hot hand and garners an increased workload. With C.J. Prosise around as well, Rawls certainly faces competition for touches, but he'll be keen to capitalize on his opportunities now that he's healthy again.
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.
Shead remains in recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Considering he suffered the injury during January's playoff loss to the Falcons, he's a longshot to be ready to play in time for the season opener. However, his injury opens a spot in the starting lineup, and that's where Lane fits in. Although Lane will need to fend off rookie Shaquill Griffin to secure the job, if he prevails Lane should be in store for a significant bump in playing time until Shead returns to full health.
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 is essentially doubtful to be ready by Week 1, so the Seahawks continue their search for a replacement at cornerback. Rookie Shaquill Griffin has emerged as a top candidate for the job, but Jeremy Lane and Richard Sherman (knee) should see a majority of the snaps in Seattle's base defense.
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 is confident his legs will be back to full strength soon and that he'll still possess the explosiveness he had before fracturing his tibia last season. It appears as if the Pro Bowler has no doubts that he'll be ready for the beginning of the regular season, a reassuring sign for Seahawks fan.
Tyson fits the mold of a ball-hawking defensive back that Seattle tends to target in the draft. He was productive during his career at Cincinnati and capped off his senior season with five picks and five pass breakups. Tyson may not have any off the charts numbers, but he's a tough safety that should help on special teams at the very least.