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Seahawks rookie Alton Robinson active for the first time in his career

NFL Combine - Day 5 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It was absolutely no secret to fans and observers that one of the biggest weaknesses of the Seattle Seahawks over the offseason was a pass rush that failed to produce as many hoped during the 2019 season. In the wake of that 2019 performance, the team allowed both Quinton Jefferson and Jadeveon Clowney to depart in free agency with hopes that Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin could combine with an improvement in performance from the younger members of the defensive front to improve the rush in 2020.

However, just two weeks into the new season Irvin is on injured reserve with a torn ACL, while Mayowa was listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys with a groin injury. In spite of the need for pass rush, rookie defensive end Alton Robinson, a fifth round pick out of Syracuse has been inactive for each of the team’s first two games. That surprised many following Robinson earning rave reviews during training camp, but with the rash of injuries on the defensive line and the team’s need for depth, fans will finally get a chance to see Robinson in action.

So, the six inactives for Seattle this week are:

  • Luke Willson
  • Kyle Fuller
  • Cedric Ogbuehi
  • Lano Hill
  • Quinton Dunbar and
  • Neiko Thorpe.