Here’s my attempt to predict the Seattle Seahawks roster as the team cuts down to 53 players today. The deadline for roster cuts is 6 p.m. Pacific time.
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Quarterbacks (2): Russell Wilson, Matt Flynn.Comment: I went with two quarterbacks so I can pick up a roster spot at other positions.
Running backs (5): Tailbacks – Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Leon Washington, Kregg Lumpkin. Fullback – Michael Robinson.Comment: Seattle only kept four here last year, but I like Lumpkin because he can play both fullback and tailback, and he also can play special teams.
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Wide receivers (6): Sidney Rice, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Braylon Edwards, Ben Obomanu, Charly Martin.Comment: There’s certainly a possibility that Deon Butler sneaks on the roster here. But I went with Martin because I thought he was a little more consistent and a better special teams player. I think Kris Durham also will be a consideration, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he winds up on the roster.
Tight ends (3): Zach Miller, Kellen Winslow, Anthony McCoy.Comment: Sean McGrath could be a guy who sticks on the roster as fourth tight end, but for right not I’m going with three.
Offensive line (9): Russell Okung, Paul McQuistan, Max Unger, J.R. Sweezy, Breno Giacomini, John Moffitt, Frank Omiyale, Lemuel Jeanpierre, Rishaw Johnson.Comment: OT Paul Fanaika could be a 10th guy you leave on here.Total offense: 25Defensive line (9): Chris Clemons, Brandon Mebane, Alan Branch, Red Bryant, Jason Jones, Bruce Irvin, Clinton McDonald, Jaye Howard, Greg Scruggs.Comment: Cordarro Law is another guy who could wind up here.
Linebackers (6): K.J. Wright, Leroy Hill, Bobby Wagner, Heath Farwell, Mike Morgan, Malcolm Smith.Comment: I think this is an area where Seattle might troll the waiver wire to add more experience.
Defensive backs (10): Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Marcus Trufant, Phillip Adams, Byron Maxwell, Jeron Johnson, Chris Maragos and Winston Guy.
Comment: Hard to leave off Jeremy Lane, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he somehow lands on the active roster.
Total defense: 25
Specialty (3): Jon Ryan, Steven Hauschka, Clint GreshamComment: This stays the same as last year, although Hauschka missed both field goal attempts outside of 50 yards during the preseason.
Practice squad: CB Jeremy Lane, WR Kris Durham, WR Jermaine Kearse, DE Cordarro Law, LB Kyle Knox, TE Sean McGrath, QB Josh Portis, RB Vai Taua.
PUP list: CB Walter Thurmond, OL James Carpenter.
Suspended list: OL Allen Barbre.