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Winners, Losers and Projecting Seattle's 53 Man Roster


Dan Quinn: A great position coach finds hidden talent. It's perhaps the single greatest impact a position coach can have. In one draft, Quinn has found, coached up and scheme matched Nick Reed, Michael Bennett and Derek Walker. Quinn deserves some credit for Cory Redding too. Classes like this put position coaches in line for defensive coordinator positions--and head coaching positions.


Secondary: The front seven looked terrific throughout the game, but the secondary was sloppy, slow and not opportunistic. Seattle might lean on Jordan Babineaux to play two positions and keep seven defensive backs.

Courtney Taylor: Not sure he's cut, but it's very possible. I'd love to credit him for his sweet RAC on the Morrah moving pick, but we can't be sure he would have been open if not for the penalty. If he is cut, I expect him to make another team. Some receivers coach will see his athleticism and desire and give the kid a call.

Curt Menefee: It takes a special kind of genius to make sideline interviews more awkward and irritating, but Curt Menefee is that genius. Instead of sticking to pleasantries and platitudes, Menefee put on his reporter cap and got controversial. Asking Deon Butler about the poor quarterback play at Penn State or Darryl Tapp about how he feels about not starting does not inspire honest, insightful answers. It causes an athlete to bristle and be more guarded.

Seattle Seahawks 53 Man Roster


Matt Hasselbeck

Seneca Wallace

Mike Teel

Running Back

Julius Jones

Edgerrin James

Justin Forsett


Justin Griffith

Owen Schmitt

Wide Receiver

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Nate Burleson

Deion Branch

Deon Butler

Ben Obomanu

Tight End

John Carlson

John Owens

Joe Newton

Offensive Line

Sean Locklear

Rob Sims

Steve Vallos

Max Unger

Ray Willis

Chris Spencer

Kyle Williams

Walter Jones

Mansfield Wrotto

Defensive Tackle

Brandon Mebane

Colin Cole

Red Bryant

Craig Terrill

Michael Bennett

Defensive End

Patrick Kerney

Cory Redding

Lawrence Jackson

Darryl Tapp

Nick Reed

Baraka Atkins


Aaron Curry

Lofa Tatupu

Leroy Hill

D.D. Lewis

Will Herring

David Hawthorne


Kelly Jennings

Ken Lucas

Josh Wilson

(Free Agent or Trade)


Brian Russell

Deon Grant

Jordan Babineaux

C.J. Wallace


Olindo Mare

Jon Ryan

Kevin Houser


PUP: Marcus Trufant

IR: Jordan Kent..Cory Withrow


Practice Squad

Derek Walker

Courtney Greene

Logan Payne

Mike Hass

Cameron Morrah

Devin Moore

Jamar Adams