Why the Seahawks will make at least two moves on the list as training camp opens

It’s not yet time for actual football practice yet, but with the Seattle Seahawks preparing to move into training camp on Tuesday, it’s time for the news flow that comes when the players report. From any players who land on the roster physically unable to perform, and who may not show up to camp, players can be added to fill out the roster and official announcements regarding signings on the last three draft picks, in the coming days filled to the brim with news of the Falcons roster.

The big question mark for Seattle in the eyes of many is, of course, how things are going with running back Chris Carson. Carson is the only Seahawks to run backwards other than Marshawn Lynch to run for over a thousand yards in the twelve years since Pete Carroll and John Schneider arrived. However, with a neck injury that sent him into the injured reserve after playing in just four games in 2021, and which led to neck surgery last fall, it’s entirely possible that his career will be over.

This means that while it wouldn’t be fun to see, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if the team released Carson with a botched bodily designation late Tuesday or Wednesday. Such a move would, of course, free up a place on the list, which would be in addition to two sites on the list that have opened since the June issues of Alex Tchangam and Pier-Olivier Lestage.

Exactly how the team chooses to fill in those open spots on the roster can depend in large part on how they enter the physical camps of the not-so-small number of Seahawks whose 2021 campaign ended with surgery. The list of noteworthy players who fit this description includes:

  • Quander Diggs
  • Jamal Adams
  • Marquis Blair
  • Tree Brown
  • Ben Burr kerven

Additionally, there will be a lot of eyes on team members like Gabe Jackson and DK Metcalf who had off-season surgery, then not at least part of the Offseason program.

It wouldn’t be a surprise for the Hawks to add a speeding pass, whether it’s a still-unsigned veteran like Carlos Dunlap, or a flyer for a slightly younger player like Chris Odom, who lit up the NFL this spring and summer.

However, the team has the flexibility to add players who can come in and compete in any number of positions, so now it’s just a matter of figuring out who can offer the most upside in 2021. Once it’s decided whether it’s two or not. Three players need to be added.

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