Seahawks roster standings before training camp: 10-1

With the start of Seahawks training camp on Wednesday, we are now at the end of the countdown for the Seattle roster with the start of a new season.

No doubt he looks a lot different in the top 10 than he did in the last decade, which shows how much the roster has changed in the past few years – and how interesting it will be to see how the team comes together in the first season without Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner since 2011.

in the top 10.

10. Bona Ford defensive tackle

Possible role in 2022: Initiate nasal treatment.

Why is it arranged here: It has been undoubtedly time, if ever, that the Seahawks entered the season with a defensive tackle that achieved the highest salary cap. But that is the case this year with Ford with $10.075 million for 2022, the final season of the two-year extension, and indicates how the team values ​​its role in helping defend the race, in particular. Ford also had a two- and six-stroke QB last year, numbers the Seahawks hope they can improve going forward.

9. Linebacker Uchenna Nwosu

Possible role in 2022: Start from outside the lineback/end of the lunge.

Why is it arranged here: Nwosu was the hottest free third-party agent site in Seattle this year, and it signed a two-year deal worth just over $19 million. Nwosu had 17 QB visits last year with the Chargers, a number that would have been the best on the Seahawks, plus five sacks. Seattle is hoping to get more this year in an effort to improve on what has been too hasty in passing the past few years.

8. Defensive End Daryl Taylor

Possible role in 2022: Start defensive end / end rush.

Why is it arranged here: Finally in good health last year, Taylor started to show why the team drafted him in Round Two the previous year, finishing second on the team with 6.5 sacks. Can he get double digits this year? Seattle certainly hopes so.

7. Narrow End Noah Fant

Possible role in 2022: Share tight end duties with Will Dissly and serve as the de facto third pickup behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

Why is it arranged here: Fant was one of Seattle’s targets in Wilson’s trade after collecting 68 passes for 670 yards last season for Denver – Seattle had no more than 65 catches in a season (Jamie Graham in 2016). The Seahawks hope that pairing the Fant with the more block-oriented Dissly will give them one of the best tight end groups in the NFL.

6. Running Back Rashad Bini

Possible role in 2022: Start running backwards.

Why is it arranged here: Is that too high for Penny given his injury history? Well, the Seahawks undoubtedly count on Penny to be able to repeat his success last season β€” four games of 135 yards or more in the last five games and 6.3 yards per carry average that was the best in the NFL β€” as they ease their entry into the post-Wilson world. If Penny can’t do that, this year’s Seattle challenge will get even tougher.

5. Linebacker Jordyn Brooks

Possible role in 2022: Start from inside the full-back and the new defensive caller.

Why is it arranged here: Moving to a 3-4 system means that Brooks will often play a somewhat different role on the court than Wagner’s. But on the one hand, he succeeds Wagner in wearing the green dot, relaying the play’s calls from coaches and generally directing things up front. Wagner was among the absolute best at this job, so there are big boots to fill. Despite this, Brooks proved a lot last year by making 183 tackles, a team record in a single season.

4. Strong safety Jamal Adams

Possible role in 2022: Start a strong safety and generally a mess maker in defense.

Why is it arranged here: Adams is the most scrutinized player on the team now that Wilson is gone, with fans continually arguing over whether he is worth the $17.5 million four-year contract that officially began this year. But the team says the new defensive plan should showcase his passing talents more and possibly bring him closer to the 9.5 sacks he had in 2020 and not the zero he had in 2021., having missed nine of his 33 games in his first His two seasons are in Seattle.

3. Wide Receiver DK Metcalfe

Possible role in 2022: The receiver and attacker start to fear in opposing defenses.

Why is it arranged here: The big story with the start of camp is when Metcalfe will sign a new deal that will keep him with the team for another four years or so. As of this writing, that hasn’t happened yet. But it has to be done sooner rather than later, and then Metcalf can get back to crafting chemistry with Geno Smith and Drew Lock hoping he can come up with similar, if not better, numbers than he did with Wilson. Despite controversy over how he used it last year, he finished 12 TD receptions, fourth in the NFL.

2. Safety Free Quandre Diggs

Possible role in 2022: Initiation of free safety, commander and steady force of defense.

Why is it arranged here: The Seahawks made it clear how much they appreciated Diggs, and quickly signed him to free agency for a three-year deal worth up to $39 million. Diggs appeared healthy in the spring after a horrific leg injury he sustained in the final a year ago. With Wagner moving on, Diggs’ leadership and locker room presence will be even more vital, not to mention his ability to make games at the back end – he’s the only player in the NFL to have scored at least three interceptions in each of the past five seasons.

1. Tyler Lockett’s Wide Reception

Possible role in 2022: The initiation of the receiver, the leader and the constancy of force for the offense.

Why is it arranged here: Lockett turns 30 in September. But he showed no signs of slowing down, hitting a career high with 1,175 yards last season and a third consecutive season at 1,000 yards, something only Steve Largent did as a Seahawk player. Lockett, now the longest-serving player on the team, will now take on a greater leadership role with Wilson’s departure. He showed he’s ready for it in the spring, on the field for whatever the team has done, and he usually seems to be the best player on the field too.

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