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Former Seahawks QB says fans should keep an eye on Stephon Gilmore situation

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It’s mid June, the summer heat has arrived for most of the country, and as NFL offseason programs begin to wind down, the deadest part of the NFL offseason is about to arrive. Luckily, however, there are plenty of things taking place across the league to keep fans occupied. Whether it’s discussions regarding keeping the 2020 COVID Amendments in place for the upcoming season, looking at the available free agents who have yet to sign in part due to the cap decrease this season or whether it is monitoring the late summer trade market for a potential acquisition, there should be plenty to talk about.

To that note, over the weekend former Seattle Seahawks quarterback and a member of the leadership team at the Russell Wilson Quarterback Academy, Jake Heaps, seemed to hint on social media that the Hawks could be linked to one of the bigger names currently rumored to possibly be on the trade market.

Stephon Gilmore would, barring injury of course, represent an immediate upgrade over any of the current cornerbacks on the roster, a position where the team has spent the offseason loading up on youth and upside. The outside cornerback position is currently set to be a competition in camp, with a good number of players set to compete for not just the two starting roles, but the bench depth as well.

The names currently on the roster are:

  • Damarious Randall
  • Pierre Desir
  • Tre Flowers
  • Ahkello Witherspoon
  • D.J. Reed
  • Jordan Miller
  • Tre Brown
  • Gavin Heslop
  • Bryan Mills
  • Saivion Smith

It is, of course, likely that 2021 fourth round pick Tre Brown keeps one of the roster spots. However, should he fail to perform during camp as expected it would not be the first time the Seahawks have not kept a fourth round selection on the roster as a rookie.

In any case, today is Flag Day, but June 14 is more significant than that this year.