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A look at the Seahawks roster in comparison to seasons past

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Just a week remains in the month of June, which means that in a matter of days NFL fans across the country and across the globe will flip their calendars to the month of July, which is the month in which teams report to training camp. Now, obviously, there is a ton of time between the start of training camp and the start of the regular season. Add in that in 2021 there will be less fake football to carry fans through to the real stuff, and the end of the summer could seem slower than usual.

That said, to fill the downtime, here’s a handy table that shows how many players the Seattle Seahawks have brought to training camp at each position in each of the seasons since offseason rosters were expanded to 90 spots in 2012. The lone exception to a 90 man roster during training camp was, of course, the 80 man roster during the COVID camps of 2020, and while those numbers have been left in the table, don’t be fooled by it being the column directly next to the current roster construction.

Past Seahawks 90 man roster breakdowns by position

Position 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 6/23/2021
Position 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 6/23/2021
QB 4 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
RB 5 4 5 5 8 8 5 6 6 6
FB 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 1 1 1
TE 5 6 6 5 6 6 7 6 7 6
WR 12 13 12 12 13 12 14 13 9 13
C/G 8 9 9 10 8 9 9 10 8 9
T 7 6 6 5 6 4 6 5 6 8
DE 7 7 7 9 7 7 5 6 7 7
DT 8 7 9 8 8 9 7 9 6 8
LB 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 11 8 7
CB 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 11
S 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 6 7
P 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
K 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
LS 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1
Total 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 80 90

These numbers are, of course, a single snapshot in time, as the construction of the roster can change through the course of training camp as injuries arise and players at various positions show what they can do. Of course, the breakdown of the roster at the start of training camp is really only important as to how it allows for fans to project what the roster might look like at the end of training camp, so here are the breakdowns for the initial 53 man rosters for each year since 2010.

Initial 53 man roster breakdowns for the Seahawks since 2010

Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Position 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
QB 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
RB 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 5 5 4 4
FB 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0
WR 5 6 6 5 7 6 5 5 5 7 6
TE 4 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 4
OL 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 9 9 10
Total Offense 26 26 25 24 25 25 24 26 25 25 26
DT 4 5 5 5 6 5 4 4 5 4 3
DE 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5
LB 5 6 6 7 5 6 6 6 6 6 6
CB 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6
S 5 4 5 4 4 5 7 5 4 4 4
Total Defense 24 24 25 26 25 25 26 24 25 25 24
P 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
K 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
LS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
250+ Special Teams Snaps N/A N/A LB(3), DB, FB LB(2), DB(2) LB(3), DB(2) DB(2), LB(2), FB DE, TE, LB(2), DB(2) DB(2), LB(1), WR(1) LB(1), DE(1), CB(1), FB (1) LB(2), FB(1) LB(2), FB(1), TE(1)

So, from here, it’s now time to where fans can begin to look at competitions at the individual positions and evaluate the probability of their favorite fringe roster player surviving past final roster cuts at the end of training camp.