The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up their on field OTAs this week, and then next week will be on the field for mandatory minicamp. However, when the team comes back from its weekend break, it appears as though there will be at least one new face on the roster, as the team released a defensive back Friday.
Seahawks today waived free agent DB LaDarius Wiley. So that creates an opening on the 90-man roster.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) June 11, 2021
LaDarius Wiley was undrafted coming out of Vanderbilt in 2019 and had previously spent time with the Tennessee Titans before signing with the Seahawks in mid May. Wiley was one of four non-rookie rookies the Hawks added in the weeks after the draft, but it appears as though the team had seen enough to know it was unlikely he would make an impact.
Wiley had his work cut out for him to make the roster at safety, with the starters, Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams, well entrenched, and both Ryan Neal and Marquise Blair having flashed at times. Obviously there is a lot of time until training camp, and anything could happen, but it would likely take a significant development for those four to be unseated from the spots they hold on the depth chart.