Meet Jameson Konz; he can play Leo, Linebacker, fullback, tight end and special teams. Tough versatility.
While the first team will play through the third quarter on Saturday, the second and third teams will get a limited chance to the distinguish themselves before the 80-man cut, and ultimately, after Week 4.
The Seahawks managed to find contributors in free agency and undrafted free agents that have complemented the rest of the roster. Now, both players and coaches are learning which players can be depended upon in certain situations, gaining clarity on both sides of the ball.
In particular, the second-unit offensive line has been a strong group of veterans. The potential depth along the defensive line and in the secondary has been a surprise as well.
High-energy, team-first, tough players who are willing to do as the coaching staff asks—such as K.J. Wright—have a stronger chance of making the roster.
The Seahawks need to make sure the depth of their program is strong and as willing as possible. Who can contribute on special teams or is capable of playing more than just one position?
Beyond the players who have received attention thus far—include Kris Durham and Malcolm Smith—I'm watching the following players to see if they can make enough of the contribution to, at the very least, make the 80-man roster and then fight their way onto the 53 or practice squad;
Mark LeGree, Ricardo Lockette, Jesse Hoffman, Ron Parker, Dorson Boyce, Jameson Konz, Isaiah Stanback, A.J. Schable, Vai Taua, Ricky Thenarse, Michael Morgan, Ryan Travis, Chris Carter.
It's important to note the Seahawks made some major changes after final cuts last year, before the regular season started. They acquired players such as Raheem Brock, Michael Robinson and Junior Siavii.
Whether or not they make drastic moves this year remains to be seen, but it does not appear they will need to fill as many major holes heading into Week 1 as they did last season.
The position battles to make the final roster spots will be one of the more intriguing aspects to watch in the final two weeks.