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Kerry Rhodes Remains Suspiciously Unemployed

The Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFL, and are particularly talented in their secondary, but it wouldn't hurt to have a little more depth behind all-pro safety Earl Thomas. I'm not necessarily advocating a roster change here, because I know how stretched our 53-man roster is at the moment, especially when we have to cut a good player like Allen Bradford just to get a much-needed 3rd tight end on the roster. But it wouldn't hurt for us (or any number of other NFL teams hurting at the free safety position) to work out a few guys to see if they should be brought into the fold. And one of those players is a (not all that) former pro bowl safety who used to play for our division rivals, and is completely free to sign with any team.

Yet Kerry Rhodes has not been contacted by ANY team in the league, and the most obvious reason why is because it's widely believed that he's gay. I'm not accusing the league blacklisting Rhodes, since there are many legitimate reasons why no one has brought him in (age, salary requirements, possible hidden injury or some other issue that may keep him from performing at a professional level), but there have also been no reports that Rhodes is not willing to continue playing football, either. Even if there are valid on-the-field concerns, why won't ANYONE at least bring him in for a tryout? There have certainly been plenty of guys with less pedigree than Rhodes to at least get a look from NFL teams.

The Seahawks signed (then cut) an aging defensive back with a recent trip to the pro bowl this offseason, by the name of Antoine Winfield, for over $2 million dollars, and yet a player 5 years WInfield's junior can't even get in our front door (or anyone else's). Why?

The cynical side of me thinks Roger Goodell will coax some team to give Rhodes a token workout, with a pre-determined excuse for why he's not worthy to be a Cleveland Brown, or whatever. I'm confident another player, perhaps one more prominent than Rhodes, will publicly come out......I just hope that player is under contract for at least another season.

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