2020 Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster projection 2.0


There’s just one week left in training camp, and it feels like the Seahawks roster is pretty much set. The addition of Paul Richardson was the only real shakeup compared to what Seattle opened camp with.

Here’s a look at where I think the 53-man roster stands on Monday.

Quarterback (2)

Russell Wilson and Geno Smith

Analysis: Not much to say here. It’s been clear from the jump that Smith is the backup.

Offensive Line (10)

Duane Brown, Mike Iupati, B.J. Finney, Damien Lewis, Brandon Shell, Cedric Ogbuehi, Phil Haynes, Jamarco Jones, Jordan Simmons and Ethan Pocic

Analysis: I gave out 52 roster spots on my first pass and penciled in Simmons as No. 53. Seattle has a surplus of guards, but both Simmons and Haynes have played well in camp. The one storyline to follow is whether or not Ogbuehi’s shoulder injury is significant. If it is serious, Chad Wheeler might have a shot at sticking around as an extra tackle.

Running Back (5)

Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, DeeJay Dallas, Travis Homer and Nick Bellore

Analysis: This group is set with Rashaad Penny opening the year on PUP.

Tight End (3)

Greg Olsen, Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister

Analysis: Pete Carroll didn’t sound as optimistic as he once did about Colby Parkinson (foot) being ready for the opener. My guess is he stays on NFI to begin the season. I think Stephen Sullivan and Luke Willson are going to be off the roster regardless but both are practice squad candidates. If Parkinson does make it back, I think he takes Simmons’ spot.


Wide Receiver (6)

Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Phillip Dorsett, David Moore, John Ursua and Paul Richardson

Analysis: Richardson takes Freddie Swain’s spot here. I initially had the rookie making the cut prior to the addition of P-Rich. Moore is on the bubble with an average camp and a $2.1 million cap number. Ultimately I think his experience and positive locker room presence keeps him around one more season.

Defensive Line (8)

Benson Mayowa, Jarran Reed, Poona Ford, Rasheem Green, L.J. Collier, Alton Robinson, Shaquem Griffin and Brian Mone

Analysis: I no longer have DeMarcus Christmas on this list. While he may be a candidate to make the team over Simmons, I think the eight defensive linemen on this list are safe.

Linebacker (6)

Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, Jordyn Brooks, Bruce Irvin, Ben Burr-Kirven and Cody Barton

Analysis: Seattle has so much depth at linebacker. Burr-Kirven is on the bubble, but his ability on special teams should keep him around.

Cornerback (6)

Shaquill Griffin, Tre Flowers, Quinton Dunbar, Ugo Amadi, Neiko Thorpe and Ryan Neal

Analysis: Neal is probably my biggest surprise pick to make the roster, but I think he’s had a strong camp. His ability to play both safety and corner helps his case as well.

Safety (4)

Quandre Diggs, Jamal Adams, Marquise Blair and Lano Hill

Analysis: I once thought Hill could be on the bubble, but I just don’t see anyone taking his spot. This group should be set.

Specialists (3)

Jason Myers, Michael Dickson and Tyler Ott

Analysis: As expected.

PUP (2)

Rashaad Penny and Darrell Taylor

Analysis: The Seahawks are yet to share any good news about Taylor. It still sounds like there’s no timetable for his return. It will actually be interesting to see if Penny or Taylor makes it back first.

NFI (2)

D.J. Reed Jr. and Colby Parkinson

Analysis: Parkinson should be back in September unless he has a setback. The Seahawks won’t rush him, but it sounds like he’s close.

Last four in: Shaquem Griffin, Ryan Neal, David Moore and Ben Burr-Kirven

First four out: Stephen Sullivan, Freddie Swain, DeMarcus Christmas and Kyle Fuller