We're a week into training camp now, and with the Seahawks having Wednesday off, it's a good time for our first roster projection of the summer.
Here's what the 53-man roster might look like:
Analysis: Anthony Gordon is a lock to be on the practice squad. The signing of Danny Etling is likely a move to gain intel on the team's first two opponents. Etling last played for the Falcons and Patriots.
Offensive Line (9)
Analysis: I feel pretty confident in this being the team's top nine. Jordan Simmons could potentially sneak in here if he has a strong finish to camp.
Running Back (5)
Analysis: This feels like an easy group to project. Homer's ability on special teams helps him stay on the roster. I'm keeping Bellore until Pete Carroll shows us that he no longer wants a fullback on the roster. Bellore is also a special teams standout and an emergency linebacker.
Tight End (4)
Analysis: The tight ends room is just too deep and too crowded to keep Willson. I still think he's firmly on the bubble, especially if Parkinson makes it off PUP for the start of the season, as I've projected here. Hollister is an important insurance policy on Dissly and Olsen, two players who have notable injury histories.
Wide Receiver (6)
Analysis: It was tempting to put camp standout Cody Thompson on here. Ultimately I think the Seahawks opt to keep Moore and their draft picks instead.
Defensive Line (8)
Analysis: Griffin, Mone and Christmas are all on the bubble. This one is a bit harder to project.
Analysis: I think Burr-Kirven provides enough on special teams in order to stick around, though he'll likely be a gameday inactive assuming everyone else is healthy.
Analysis: My guess is that the Seahawks keep six corners, I'm just not sure who No. 6 will be. I picked Neal because of his size (6-3) and the fact that he was around last year and provides some familiarity.
Analysis: We haven't heard much from or about Hill, but I still think he's an important insurance piece to keep given his starting experience.
Analysis: As expected.
Analysis: Penny being here was always expected. Taylor potentially missing the start of the season is sub-optimal.
D.J. Reed Jr.
Analysis: There's a chance Reed can come back midseason and potentially take Hill's spot on the roster.
Last four in: Freddie Swain, Shaquem Griffin, Jamarco Jones and Ryan Neal
2020 Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster projection 1.0 originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest