With two exhibition games under their belts, the Seattle Seahawks' rookies are running out of time to secure their spots in the 53-man roster.
In this week's update, the following players received ratings of B or above: defensive tackle Jaye Howard, tackle J.R. Sweezy, running back Robert Turbin, linebacker Bobby Wagner and quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks released rookie kicker Jason Wiggs for the second time this preseason.
Seattle's No. 1 draft pick, Bruce Irvin, has been the biggest disappointment so far. He's yet to make his mark midway through the preseason. The selection was controversial to begin with. The naysayers and doubters haven't been proven wrong...so far.
For the remaining draft picks and free agents, their lifelines grow shorter and shorter. The regulars will get the bulk of the minutes in the last two preseason matchups against Kansas City and Oakland.
On Aug. 28 the first roster cutdown reduces the squad to 80 players. Three days later, head coach Pete Carroll and his staff make their final cuts to get down to the 53-player regular season limit.