Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks: 2013 Initial 53-Man Roster Predictions

It appears as though Tarvaris Jackson has done enough to earn the backup duties at quarterback.
It appears as though Tarvaris Jackson has done enough to earn the backup duties at quarterback.Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Darin PikeContributor IAugust 30, 2013

The Seattle Seahawks have a few hours left to trim their roster down to 53 players. One thing that is certain is there will be a surprise or three in store for fans.

Pete Carroll could opt to part ways with the ailing Michael Robinson, and there is reason to believe that Chris Clemons and his $6 million 2013 contract could be seen as dead weight.

The team certainly could use Clemons on the field with Cliff Avril injured and Bruce Irvin sitting out a suspension, but there has been no word on when the team's leading pass-rusher will be able to get on the field.


Pete Carroll said Chris Clemons is "Making fantastic progress" and that "we have a big decision to make there" regarding PUP or 53.

— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 28, 2013


To be fair, Carroll said the team had a big decision to make. He didn't specify if it was the 53-man roster, placing him on the physically unable to perform list or releasing the player.

The latter option seems unlikely, but so did Russell Wilson's ascent. 

One roster spot that is in flux is that of Michael Bowie. He could end up on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury in the team's final preseason game.

For more roster discussion please visit my article on the Seahawks final roster.

Following are my predictions on what the roster will look like come Saturday afternoon:

56Avril, CliffDE276Purdue
72Bennett, MichaelDE275Texas A&M
79Bryant, RedDE296Texas A&M
95Mayowa, BensonDE22RIdaho
97Hill, JordanDT22RPenn State
94Howard, JayeDT242Florida
99McDaniel, TonyDT288Tennessee
92Mebane, BrandonDT287California
74Siliga, SealverDT232Utah
52Bradford, AllenLB243USC
57Morgan, MikeLB253USC
93Schofield, O’BrienLB264Wisconsin
53Smith, MalcolmLB243USC
54Wagner, BobbyLB232Utah State
50Wright, K.J.LB243Mississippi State
39Browner, BrandonCB293Oregon State
20Lane, JeremyCB232Northwestern State (La.)
41Maxwell, ByronCB253Clemson
25Sherman, RichardCB253Stanford
28Thurmond, WalterCB264Oregon
42Maragos, ChrisFS264Wisconsin
29Thomas, EarlFS244Texas
31Chancellor, KamSS254Virginia Tech
27Guy, WinstonSS232Kentucky
32Johnson, JeronSS253Boise State
60Unger, MaxC275Oregon
77Carpenter, JamesG243Alabama
63Johnson, RishawG242California University (Pa.)
64Sweezy, J.R.G242North Carolina State
61Jeanpierre, LemuelG/C264South Carolina
67McQuistan, PaulG308Weber State
78Bailey, AlvinT22RArkansas
73Bowie, MichaelT21RNortheastern State
68Giacomini, BrenoT276Louisville
76Okung, RussellT254Oklahoma State
84McGrath, SeanTE252Henderson St. (Ark.)
86Miller, ZachTE277Arizona State
82Willson, LukeTE23RRice
89Baldwin, DougWR243Stanford
17Harper, ChrisWR23RKansas State
15Kearse, JermaineWR232Washington
18Rice, SidneyWR267South Carolina
81Tate, GoldenWR254Notre Dame
83Williams, StephenWR273Toledo
40Coleman, DerrickRB222UCLA
24Lynch, MarshawnRB277California
33Michael, ChristineRB22RTexas A&M
22Turbin, RobertRB232Utah State
7Jackson, TarvarisQB308Alabama State
3Wilson, RussellQB242Wisconsin
Special Teams
4Hauschka, StevenK286North Carolina State
49Gresham, ClintLS274Texas Christian
9Ryan, JonP318Regina
51Irvin, BruceLB/DE252West Virginia
93Boatright, KennethDE23RSouthern Illinois
38Fenner, ChandlerCB232Holy Cross
85McCoy, AnthonyTE254USC
90Williams, JesseDT22RAlabama
91Clemons, ChrisDE3110Georgia
11Harvin, PercyWR255Florida
98Scruggs, GregDE232Louisville
34Simon, TharoldCB22RLSU
59Toomer, KoreyLB242Idaho
13Bates, PhilWR232Ohio
70Brooks, MichaelDT22REast Carolina
66Cherrington, DewayneDT23RMississippi State
14Clark, ArcetoWR23RMississippi State
55Farwell, HeathLB319San Diego State
88Fells, DarrenTE271UC Irvine
48Helfet, CooperTE242Duke
46Lotulelei, JohnLB21RUNLV
69McDonald, ClintonDT265Memphis
36Parker, RonCB263Newberry College
75Person, MikeT253Montana State
58Powell, TyLB25RHarding
10Quinn, BradyQB287Notre Dame
26Robinson, MichaelFB308Penn State
62Seymour, RyanG23RVanderbilt
35Shead, DeShawnCB252Portland State
66Smith, JaredG23RNew Hampshire
19Walters, BryanWR254Cornell
44Ware, SpencerFB21RLSU
21Winfield, AntoineCB3615Ohio State

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