RENTON, WA - MAY 11: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on May 11, 2012 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Not really a huge news item here, but the two players the Seahawks released with the recent signings of Edawn Coughman and Kyle Knox - TE John Nalbone and DE Monte Taylor - were claimed off waivers by a couple of pretty good teams. Nalbone was claimed and joins the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles were the only team to put a claim in for Taylor.
I remember John Schneider saying something several times in interviews over the last couple of seasons - "I want us to get to the point where we're a consistent championship-caliber team, where every year guys want our players." This statement has stuck with me for some reason.
I don't look too deep into the fact that other teams have claimed the last couple of players that the Seahawks dropped - there are a ton of these types of waiver moves all year and are largely dictated by injuries and just general roster shuffling - but I suppose it is at least encouraging that the 89th and 90th slotted player on the Seahawks roster a week or two ago were worth waiver claims by good teams like the Cowboys and Eagles. In the big picture, I just hope it's a signal of things to come. As the roster continues to get built out, this front office has made it their goal to install so much quality depth that they can move players to teams with need, and get back draft capital or another player of a higher-need position.