Not even a few hours ago, I’d written that second-year wide receiver Amara Darboh was among the list of Seattle Seahawks on the roster bubble worth watching closely. Darboh hadn’t played at all this preseason due to injury, and other receivers on the depth chart had performed well enough both in games and in training camp to put Darboh’s spot on the team in serious jeopardy.
On Wednesday, it looked like Darboh was going to return from his hip flexor problem.
Pete Carroll says WR Amara Darboh will play tomorrow vs OAK. He has to, to keep his job here.— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 29, 2018
Byron Maxwell will not play. I’m sensing that his roster spot is in jeopardy. #Seahawks
With kickoff nearing for the Seahawks’ 2018 preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders, it turns out that Darboh isn’t playing at all. He’s in street clothes, just like Byron Maxwell, whose own future with Seattle is hardly certain.
CB Byron Maxwell not in uniform pregame yet again. Neither is WR Amara Darboh, whom Carroll said was likely to play. Biggest ability for them in roster-cut considerations may be availability, specifically their lack of it. #Seahawks— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 31, 2018
I don’t want to say outright that this seals Darboh’s fate, but it certainly doesn’t help one bit. David Moore and Keenan Reynolds have shown promise, Brandon Marshall looks like he still has something left in the tank, and that surely leaves Darboh on the outside looking in. Very disappointing considering the Seahawks used a third-round pick on him in 2017.
Other notable Seahawks not dressing for various reasons include J.R Sweezy, D.J. Fluker, Neiko Thorpe, and Erik Walden.