On Tuesday the Seattle Seahawks surprised many when they acquired Quandre Diggs from the Detroit Lions for next to nothing. John Schneider sent a fifth round pick to the Lions in exchange for Diggs and a seventh round pick. The pick swap trade brings a starting caliber defensive back to Seattle, whose secondary has been besieged by injuries and questionable play through the first seven games of the season.
According to Pete Carroll, starting safety Bradley McDougald is still battling the back spasms that kept him out of the Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens, while Lano Hill is going to be out for some time.
Carroll said the #Seahawks were surprised Diggs was available. Said depth concerns with McDougald and Hill injuries were a factor. Said McDougald won't practice today. Hill likely out a while.— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) October 23, 2019
Now, many fans had hoped that the addition of Diggs to the roster would spell the end of Tedric Thompson’s time with Seattle, however, that has proven not to be the case. Thompson remains just one of four healthy safeties on the roster for the moment, with the team opting to waive guard Jordan Roos to make room for the new addition.
Roos had been on the practice squad as depth on the interior of the offensive line prior to his promotion following D.J. Fluker’s hamstring injury. Hwever, with the emergence of Jamarco Jones as a viable option at guard and the possibility of fourth round draft pick Phil Haynes returning from the PUP list in the coming weeks, it might not be a huge surprise if Roos is not resigned to the practice squad. Roos is 26 and in his two and a half years with the Seahawks has played just 48 offensive snaps, all in the Week 17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in 2017. Between Haynes and Jones, in addition to Fluker and Mike Iupati at guard on the 53 man roster, and with Kahlil Mackenzie and Kyle Fuller as interior offensive line depth on the practice squad, retaining Roos may not be a high priority.