Seattle Seahawks Going With a New Look at Safety This Season

Lars HansonCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2009

Is new always better? Is age not a factor in the NFL? Well for the Seattle Seahawks sake both better be true. New is better and age is not a factor in the NFL. Well this according to the way the Seahawks have changed up the defensive backs for the upcoming season.

Recently, the Seahawks released safety Brian Russell who was swiftly replaced by Lawyer Milloy, who was then signed by the Seahawks to a one year contract.

Now once the move(s) were announced a lot of people thought that Russell was not working in Seattle and that Lawyer Milloy would become the starting free safety.

That is not the case.

What the situation is/was is that Brain Russell was beat out by former cornerback now turned safety Jordan "Big play" Babineaux for the starting free safety position.

Lawyer Milloy was brought in to be a backup to Babs.

This move resembles the Edgerrin James signing when he was brought in to be a " complimentary" back to Julius Jones and thus T.J Duckett was released.

As it stands right now, here is what the Seahawks FS and SS positions look like.

FS: Jordan Babineaux; backup: Lawyer Milloy

SS: Deon Grant; backup: C.J. Wallace

This season is a new start for everyone who under preformed last season so that would be...Everyone on the Seahawks roster as well as the new Seahawks players.

It will be interesting to see if Milloy beats out Babineaux for the starting FS spot during the season.