The start of NFL preseason is just one month away, beginning with the Hall of Fame Game on August 3rd, followed by everyone else’s exhibition slates the week of August 10th. There are several notable players from 2016 (of which Colin Kaepernick is obviously the biggest name) who remain unsigned, including a few free agents the Seahawks opted not to retain.
Strong safety Kelcie McCray has surprisingly not gotten any offseason play despite his contributions on special teams and as a capable starter in place of the injured Kam Chancellor. The last news on McCray came back in May, when he was scheduled to visit with the Jaguars.
Fellow strong safety Jeron Johnson had reunited with the Seahawks last season after bouncing around from team to team from the end of 2014 through the second-half of the 2016, but he was unsurprisingly not in Seattle’s plans for roster depth. Johnson had a workout with the Dallas Cowboys a few weeks ago, and obviously he left without a contract.
Linebacker Mike Morgan had been a Seahawk since 2011 and was a starter in 2016, although injuries hampered his ability to stay on the field. He was one of only six Seahawks to record an interception last year. Morgan worked out for the Jaguars in May, then appeared at Saints minicamp last month. Unlike McCray and Johnson, Morgan was originally a restricted free agent, but became unrestricted after the Seahawks didn’t tender him.
It doesn’t appear as if anyone has taken interest in much-maligned safety Steven Terrell, who was just not up to task when he was given the tall task of replacing Earl Thomas.
On the offensive side of the ball, there’s been nothing reported about either fullbacks Will Tukuafu or Marcel Reece, of which the latter replaced the former late in the season and was instantly more valuable as an actual ball carrier than Tukuafu has ever been.
For the lesser players who were on IR or the practice squad, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste became a free agent again after the Chiefs cut him loose three weeks ago, while WR Tyler Slavin, and TEs Ronnie Shields and Joe Sommers are also looking for work.
By the way, I can’t be the only one who was unaware that the Bears signed Bradley Sowell just a few days after the draft had ended. I genuinely didn’t know this had happened until I wrote this post up. Best of luck to Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.