This is news that’s a few days old but we were so swept up in DK Metcalf sprinting fever that we forgot to actually write it up. But for some of you this is brand new information anyway so we’re here to publish it!
First up is 6’1” cornerback Saivion Smith, claimed off of waivers from the Dallas Cowboys. He played 75 defensive snaps and 84 special teams snaps in the 2020 season, but with Dallas taking two corners in the NFL Draft he was the odd man out. Smith went undrafted out of Alabama in 2019 and made his professional football debut with the undefeated, unstoppable machine that was the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks. Obviously the pandemic cut the XFL season short, but Smith was one of several players to get NFL contracts after the league ceased operations.
The other player added is tight end Nick Guggemos, who’s from John Schneider’s alma mater University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. He hasn’t actually played football since 2018, as injuries affected his career in the worst way. His only recorded stats at St. Thomas are one catch for 8 yards and a run for -4 yards. Still, he’s determined to get into the pros and at 6’4”, 248 lbs he ran a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash and impressed as his Minnesota Pro Day in April that Schneider has signed him up to compete for a roster spot.
So that should get you all caught up to date on the Seahawks roster as we inch closer to training camp.