Seattle Seahawks Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

Tyson Langland@TysonNFLNFC West Lead WriterAugust 27, 2013

Seattle Seahawks Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

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    With one preseason game left to go, the Seattle Seahawks are zeroing in on two very important times and dates. 

    On Tuesday, the Seahawks must be down to 75 players by 4 p.m. ET. On Saturday, they need to be down to 53 players by 6 p.m. ET. 

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List of 53-Man Roster Cuts

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    Here is a list of the organizational cuts Seattle made to get down to 53 players, according to the team's official website:

    • Phil Bates, WR
    • Michael Brooks, DT
    • Dewayne Cherrington, DT
    • Arceto Clark, WR
    • Darren Fells, TE
    • Winston Guy, S
    • Chris Harper, WR
    • Cooper Heifet, TE
    • Jaye Howard, DT
    • Rishaw Johnson, OG
    • Sean McGrath, TE
    • Ron Parker, DB
    • Ty Powell, LB
    • Ryan Seymour, OG
    • DeShawn Shead, DB
    • Sealver Siliga, DT
    • Jared Smith, OG
    • Bryan Walters, WR
    • Clinton McDonald, DT
    • Michael Robinson, FB
    • Brady Quinn, QB
    • Antoine Winfield, CB

    The two most shocking moves came at cornerback and fullback. Corner Antoine Winfield decided he was going to retire after the team handed him his walking papers, and lead-blocker Michael Robinson was let go after three years of service with the Seahawks.

    Fourth round wide receiver Chris Harper was never able to get up to speed in Darrell Bevell's offense. This, in turn, resulted in him being released. Harper is the perfect practice squad candidate and should be given the opportunity to develop if he clears waivers. 

    After today's moves, the Hawks' only have two tight ends on the 53-man roster. Look for them to make a move before their Week 1 contest against the Carolina Panthers

Final Depth Chart

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    Here is what the depth chart looks like after cutting down to 53 players.

    QB: Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson

    LWR: Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse

    RWR: Golden Tate, Stephen Williams

    RB: Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Christine Michael, Spencer Ware

    TE: Zach Miller, Luke Willson

    FB: Derrick Coleman

    LT: Russell Okung, Alvin Bailey

    LG: Paul McQuistan, James Carpenter

    C: Max Unger, Lemuel Jeanpierre

    RG: J.R. Sweezy

    RT: Breno Giacomini, Mike Person, Michael Bowie

    LDE: Red Bryant, Michael Bennett

    LDT: Tony McDaniel, Jordan Hill

    RDT: Brandon Mebane, D'Anthony Smith

    RDE: Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril, O'Brien Schofield, Benson Mayowa

    SLB: K.J. Wright, John Lotulelei

    MLB: Bobby Wagner, Allen Bradford, Heath Farwell

    WLB: Malcolm Smith, Michael Morgan

    LCB: Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell

    RCB: Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond, Jeremy Lane

    FS: Earl Thomas, Chris Maragos

    SS: Kam Chancellor, Jeron Johnson

    P: Jon Ryan

    K: Steven Hauschka

    LS: Clint Gresham, Zach Miller

    H: Jon Ryan

    KR: Jermaine Kearse, Jeremy Lane

    PR: Golden Tate, Walter Thurmond

    All depth chart information was provided by

Previewing and Analyzing the Practice Squad

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    Here's what Seattle's practice squad currently looks like, according to Clare Farnsworth of

    • Ryan Seymour, OL
    • Sealver Siliga, DT
    • Cooper Helfet, TE
    • Jared Smith, OL
    • Ty Powell, DE
    • Michael Brooks, DT
    • DeShawn Shead, S
    • Bryan Walters, WR

    Wide receiver Chris Harper was originally signed to the practice squad, but the 49ers chose to add Harper to their 53-man roster.

Recently Cut Free Agents Seattle Is Rumored to Be Pursuing

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    The Seahawks can officially start signing players to their practice squad on Sunday at 12 p.m. ET. We will have a preview as soon as the final cuts have been made and will track the signings as they become official.

Starters and Injury Notes

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    Seattle's starters have managed to stay relatively healthy during training camp. Wide receiver Percy Harvin will miss a majority of the season with a hip injury, but outside of his loss, the Seahawks are one of the healthiest teams in the NFL. Head coach Pete Carroll is hoping superstar defensive end Chris Clemons is ready to go Week 1.   


    QB: Russell Wilson

    RB: Marshawn Lynch

    FB: Michael Robinson

    WR: Sidney Rice (LWR), Golden Tate (RWR)

    TE: Zach Miller

    OT: Russell Okung (LT), Breno Giacomini (RT)

    G: James Carpenter (LG), J.R. Sweezy (RG)

    C: Max Unger

    DE: Red Bryant (LDE), Chris Clemons (RDE)

    DT: Tony McDaniel (LDT), Brandon Mebane (RDT)

    SLB: K.J. Wright

    MLB: Bobby Wagner

    WLB: Malcolm Smith

    CB: Richard Sherman (LCB), Brandon Browner (RCB) 

    S: Kam Chancellor (SS), Earl Thomas (FS)

    K: Steven Hauschka

    P: Jon Ryan

    Injury Notes (Player, Position, Status, Injury Type)

    • Jesse Williams, DT, IR, Knee
    • Anthony McCoy, TE, IR, Achilles
    • Jordan Hill, DT, Out, Biceps
    • Bruce Irvin, LB, Out, Suspension
    • Greg Scruggs, DE, PUP, Knee
    • Chris Clemons, DE, PUP, Knee
    • Percy Harvin, WR, PUP, Hip
    • Zach Miller, TE, Probable, Foot
    • Sidney Rice, WR, Probable, Knee
    • O'Brien Schofield, LB, Probable, Ankle
    • Michael Bennett, DE, Probable, Shoulder
    • James Carpenter, OT, Probable, Foot
    • Robert Turbin, RB, Probable, Foot

    All injury information was provided by

List of 1st Round of Cuts

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    The Seahawks have now made all the necessary moves to get down to 75 players. In all, they have put one player on injured reserve, one player on the non-football injury list, three players on the PUP list and released 10 others.

    • Brett Swain, WR
    • Kyle Knox, LB
    • Craig Wilkins, LB
    • Perez Ashford, WR
    • Jameson Konz, TE
    • Andrei Lintz, TE
    • Martin Parker, DT
    • Kyle Nelson, LS
    • Donavon Kemp, WR
    • Will Blackmon, CB

    Will Blackmon wasn't a surprise cut, but he did perform well enough to warrant some roster consideration. Unfortunately for Blackmon, the Seahawks have too much depth at corner.

    Injured Reserve

    • Jesse Williams, DT

    Defensive tackle Jesse Williams was put on injured reserve with a bum knee. He was selected in the fifth round of this year's draft and will fight for a roster spot in 2014.

    Reserve/PUP List

    • Percy Harvin, WR
    • Greg Scruggs, DE
    • Tharold Simon, CB

    Wide receiver Percy Harvin, defensive end Greg Scruggs and cornerback Tharold Simon are eligible to return Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.

    Reserve/Non-Football Injury List

    • Korey Toomer, LB

Depth Chart Post-75-Man Roster Cuts and Previewing 53-Man Roster Cuts

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    Here's how the Seahawks depth chart looks after their first round of roster cuts:

    QB: Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson, Brady Quinn

    LWR: Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Bryan Walters, Arceto Clark

    RWR: Golden Tate, Stephen Williams, Phil Bates, Chris Harper

    RB: Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin, Christine Michael

    TE: Zach Miller, Luke Willson, Sean McGrath, Cooper Helfet, Darren Fells

    FB: Michael Robinson, Derrick Coleman, Spencer Ware

    LT: Russell Okung, Alvin Bailey

    LG: Paul McQuistan, James Carpenter, Rishaw Johnson

    C: Max Unger, Lemuel Jeanpierre, Jared Smith

    RG: J.R. Sweezy, Ryan Seymour 

    RT: Breno Giacomini, Mike Person, Michael Bowie

    LDE: Red Bryant, Michael Bennett, Jaye Howard, Greg Scruggs

    LDT: Tony McDaniel, Michael Brooks, Sealver Siliga

    RDT: Brandon Mebane, Clinton McDonald, Jordan Hill, Dewayne Cherrington

    RDE: Chris Clemons, Cliff Avril, Michael Morgan, Benson Mayowa

    SLB: K.J. Wright, John Lotulelei

    MLB: Bobby Wagner, Allen Bradford, Heath Farwell, Ty Powell

    WLB: Malcolm Smith, Bruce Irvin, O'Brien Schofield, Korey Toomer

    LCB: Richard Sherman, Antoine Winfield, Byron Maxwell

    RCB: Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond, Jeremy Lane, Ron Parker

    FS: Earl Thomas, Chris Maragos, DeShawn Shead

    SS: Kam Chancellor, Jeron Johnson, Winston Guy

    P: Jon Ryan

    K: Steven Hauschka

    LS: Clint Gresham, Zach Miller

    H: Jon Ryan

    KR: Jeremy Lane, Bryan Walters

    PR: Golden Tate, Bryan Walters

    Previewing 53-Man Roster Cuts

    Here's a look at how the Seahawks may cut their roster down to 53 players.

    • Brady Quinn, QB
    • Spencer Ware, RB
    • Derrick Coleman, FB
    • Phil Bates, WR
    • Bryan Walters, WR
    • Arceto Clark, WR
    • Cooper Helfet, TE
    • Darren Fells, TE
    • Jared Smith, C
    • Rishaw Johnson, LG
    • Ryan Seymour, RG
    • Mike Person, RT
    • Tony McDaniel, DT
    • Michael Brooks, DT
    • Dewayne Cherrington, DT
    • Sealver Siliga, DT
    • Michael Morgan, LB
    • Ty Powell, LB
    • John Lotulelei, LB
    • Ron Parker, CB
    • Winston Guy, S
    • Deshawn Shead, S

    Based on the fact the Seahawks have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, they will have some very tough decisions to make on cut down day. Running back Spencer Ware is a guy Seattle would like to keep, but it would be hard to justify keeping five backs. 

    Head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider would have liked to see more out of defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, yet he rarely showed up when called upon during the preseason. 

    Safety Winston Guy is a player who has flashed in the past, but failed to consistently put it all together. Moreover, his suspension last year hurt his ability to gain valuable reps.

    All depth chart information was provided by

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