A Provisional Look at the Seahawks 90-Man Roster

We're only a few days into actual free agency, and there's a lot more roster moves incoming. Our GM John Schneider has noted there are four stages in free agency for us, and everything that happened over the past few days was stage one. Roster churn, especially following the cutting down of the roster to 75 (on August 30th) and 53 (on September 3rd) will see the Seahawks pick from other team's leavings. Doesn't sound very appetizing, but that's how we got FB Michael Robinson last year. It works.

The free agents we signed off the market (including Brandon Mebane) won't join in on practice or workouts until the league year kicks off (August 4th at the latest), though they will be obligated to sit in on team meetings and thus learn the playbook until that date. From reports (and photos), they have also been present on the sidelines at practice watching and talking to players and coaches.

This entire depth chart is me taking stabs at current depth (not trying to predict how we enter the season), so both not official and likely to change. I did not list players twice even though several provide depth on several positions (like Polumbus) or don't yet have a definitive position (like Hurd or Browner).

If you glance at the team roster, what stands out is how few players are in their 30s: Marcus Trufant (30), Robert Gallery and Colin Cole (both 31) and Junior Siavii (not listed, but 32). Before free agency, Sando calculated us to be the second-youngest team in the league, beaten only by the ideal example of a rebuilding team doing it right, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We added some older players since, but it's clear we're still in the younger regions. Sando had us at an average age of 25.66 prior to free agency. David Hsu now puts us at 24.885, though that's excluding Siavii, including Siavii it becomes 24.966.

Offense:

QB Tarvaris JacksonCharlie Whitehurst, Josh Portis, Zac Lee

RB Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett, Leon Washington, Chris Henry

FB Michael Robinson, Dorson Boyce

TE John Carlson, Cameron Morrah, Anthony McCoy, Dominique Byrd, Jameson Konz, Ryan Travis

WR Sidney Rice, Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu, Golden Tate, Kris Durham, Isaiah Stanback, Ricardo Lockette, Doug Baldwin, Deon Butler, Patrick Williams, Chris Carter, Dominique Edison

LT Russell Okung, Tyler Polumbus, Paul McQuistan

LG Robert Gallery, Mike Gibson, Michael Huey

C Max Unger, Brent Osborne

RG John MoffittPaul Fanaika, Zach Hurd, Lemuel Jeanpierre, William Robinson

RT James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini, Caz Piurowski

Defense:

Leo End Chris Clemons, Dexter Davis

Undertackle  Alan BranchKentwan Balmer, Ladi Ajiboye

Overtackle Brandon Mebane, Colin Cole, Junior SiaviiJay Alford

5-Tech End Red BryantLazarius Levingston, Pierre Allen, Jarrett Crittenton, A.J. Schable

WLB David Hawthorne, Leroy Hill, Malcolm Smith

MLB Lofa Tatupu, Neal Howey, Blake Sorensen

SLB Aaron Curry, K.J. Wright, Matt McCoy, Mike Morgan

CB Marcus Trufant, Walter Thurmond, Roy Lewis, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Kennard Cox, Marcus Brown, Brandon Browner, Ron Parker, Josh Pinkard

FS Earl Thomas, Mark LeGree, Jesse Hoffman

SS Kam Chancellor, Jeron Johnson, Rickey Thenarse

Special teams:

K Wes Byrum

P Jon Ryan, John Gold

LS Clint Gresham

That's 88 players, so we haven't hit the 90 player ceiling yet. Additionally, I think players like Cole, Butler and maybe even Tatupu might be looking at the PUP list.

Looking at the roster should help explain why I've been pushing for another Leo End, more 1-tech depth, the signing of Babineaux to help shore up SS, and more O-line depth. Our LB depth has a lot of question marks too. Looking over the depth chart, what do you feel should be high priorities for the Seahawks?

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