Seattle Seahawks Roster Rotating Like A Revolving Door

Published on May 20, 2010 by     

The one constant since Pete Carroll and John Schneider took over the Seattle Seahawks’ football operations has been their quest for competition – and the multitude of roster moves it has generated.

Pete Carroll was asked about the current roster being the same one the Seahawks’ coach expects to open training camp with.

That was Monday, and Carroll offered, “For the most part, this is the bulk of the guys we are counting on.”

Since then, the Seahawks have made eight roster moves – the latest being the Thursday release of No. 3 quarterback Mike Teel, a sixth-round draft choice last year. The others – with the exception of signing former first-round draft choice J.P. Losman on Wednesday to replace Teel – involved players on the fringe of the current 89-man roster.

Coming and Going
A look at some of the roster moves the Seahawks have made during this busy offseason:

COMING
Acquired in trades
QB Charlie Whitehurst
RB Leon Washington
RB LenDale White
DE Chris Clemons
DE Robert Henderson
DT Kevin Vickerson
Signed in free agency
OG Ben Hamilton
TE Chris Baker
WR Sean Morey
RB Quinton Ganther
WR Ruvell Martin
DE Ricky Foley
LB Matt McCoy
QB J.P. Losman
Signed after minicamp tryouts
WR Mike Williams
WR Reggie Williams
FB Ryan Powdrell
CB Kennard Cox
FS Quinton Teal
OT Joe Toledo
Draft choices
OT Russell Okung
FS Earl Thomas
WR Golden Tate
CB Walter Thurmond
DE E.J. Wilson
SS Kam Chancellor
TE Anthony McCoy
DE Dexter Davis
TE Jameson Konz

GOING
Retired
OT Walter Jones
DE Patrick Kerney
Released
SS Deon Grant
QB Mike Teel
Traded
OG Rob Sims
DE Darryl Tapp
QB Seneca Wallace
Left in free agency
WR Nate Burleson
DL Cory Redding

One tight end was added (Michael Allan), while two were released (Jason Pociask and Patrick Devenny). One wide receiver was signed (Marcus Maxwell), another cut (Victor James). Another QB (Mike Reilly) was released, after being with the team for less than two weeks.

These moves are directly related to something else Carroll said Monday.

“We will continue to look,” he said. “We will continue to try and peck away at it.”

Since arriving in mid-January, Carroll and general manager John Schneider have wielded Toucan-sized beaks in this pecking process that is transforming the Seahawks’ roster.

This no-stone-unturned approach has produced 55 transactions in the 122 days since Schneider was hired – and that doesn’t include the nine players the Seahawks drafted or the 15 rookie free agents they signed just after the draft.

“We’ve said it from Day One – that how we’re going to built it,” Schneider said. “We’re going to build it on competition and we’re going to keep looking for guys.”

That will happen when a new regime is brought in – and the team has won nine games the past two seasons.

The Seahawks have lost two players to retirement – nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Walter Jones and defensive end Patrick Kerney, who led the club with 24½ sacks the past three seasons. They also released strong safety Deon Grant, a starter and defensive co-captain the past three seasons.

They have traded left guard Rob Sims, defensive end Darryl Tapp and backup QB Seneca Wallace – deals that delivered defensive ends Chris Clemons and Robert Henderson and the draft choices that were used to select defensive end E.J. Wilson and strong safety Kam Chancellor. They made a trade to acquire QB Charlie Whitehurst. They also made draft-day trades to acquire running backs LenDale White and Leon Washington and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson.

They watched wide receiver Nate Burleson and defensive lineman Cory Redding sign elsewhere in free agency, while adding seven players in free agency – including left guard Ben Hamilton and tight end Chris Baker. They gave minicamp tryouts to two dozen players and ended up signing 10 – including wide receiver Mike Williams and fullback Ryan Powdrell.

This constant tilling has purged 16 players who were on the final 53-man roster last season. It also has left the Seahawks with no players who were on the roster when Mike Holmgren became the coach in 1999; and 26 players from the team that Jim Mora inherited from Holmgren in 2009.

“It doesn’t always necessarily have a reflection on the guys that are leaving,” Schneider said of the continuous turnover. “It’s just an opportunity for us to look at some other guys.”

And they’re obviously not done. Each time a draft choice is signed, a player will have to be released to keep that roster at the league-mandated limit of 80. But those nine extra roster spots also are playing into the look-and-evaluate process.

“We basically have nine spots that we can kind of continue to rotate through and just kind of work some guys out – and have extended workouts instead of the normal, half-hour, one-on-one workout,” Schneider said.

“We’re not going to be right every time, but we’re going to continue to work to try and figure it out.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

141203hawkville660

Seahawks take ‘Honors R Us’ approach when it comes to awards

Just as Kam Chancellor did after being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the Seahawks’ victory ...
10Szvx.AuSt.5

Pete Carroll’s relationship with Seahawks owner Paul Allen “really couldn’t be better”

Pete Carroll apparently doesn’t have the same “recessive gene” Jim Harbaugh has. You may have heard about 49ers chief ...
123456

Seahawks’ defense more dominant the last two games than it was last season

Suddenly, the Seattle Seahawks have gone from meandering to monstrous again. So what’s changed? How has a defense that ...
141128lynch600

Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson have Seahawks’ offense running in the right direction

On a night when the Seahawks’ defense was the big story in a 19-3 victory over the San ...
141124wagner660

Bobby Wagner goes from not playing for five games to playing all but one play vs Cardinals

After missing five games with a toe injury, Bobby Wagner was back at middle linebacker for Sunday’s win ...
141125-nfcwest-660

Know Your Enemy: NFC West Update on 49ers, Rams, Cardinals

Seattle's Week 12 win over the Arizona Cardinals should make for a more interesting stretch-run in the hyper-competitive ...
141124mmm660

Russell Wilson’s impromptu plays paved way for important victory

This one, as it turned, also was on Russell Wilson. After a week in which the Seahawks’ third-year quarterback ...
141123wagner660a

Seahawks cut Cardinals’ lead in NFC West to two games

In a game they had to have, the Seahawks regained their swagger and recaptured their dominating ways in ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz