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Seattle Seahawks Training Camp: 5 Players On Roster Bubble

5 Players on the Bubble in Seattle Seahawks Camp

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Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks training camp is always a competitive place. With a Super Bowl title to defend and a few major injuries, the need for talent is sharper than ever. Some very good players will not make this roster. What happens in the final days of camp will decide who floats to the top and who's NFL dream goes pop. Thirty-one other teams will be anxious to snatch up players the Seahawks don't retain.

5. WR Ricardo Lockette

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5. WR Ricardo Lockette

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Draft picks Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood make Seahawks WR a tough job to get. Nine guys are competing for the sixth spot. Lockette's height and experience give him an advantage over most of them. His gigantic special teams play, including some huge hits and two forced fumbles last year, may be what keeps him on the team. Lots of young talent including 6'5" Chris Matthews stand in his way.

4. DB Terrance Parks

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4. DB Terrance Parks

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An athletic interception of a tipped pass in Saturday's scrimmage separated Parks from a crowded field. Sixth round pick Eric Pinkins may spend the year on IR. UDFA Dion Bailey has been shining in practice but has a hurt ankle. Parks was with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 and the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013. He struggled with injuries and saw little of the field. Ability to play safety and corner will improve his chances.

3. TE Cooper Helfet

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3. TE Cooper Helfet

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Anthony McCoy injuring his other achilles is tough for Seattle and even tougher for McCoy, yet it creates opportunity for others. Helfet has spent two years on the practice squad without recording a catch. The Seahawks see talent in him, but the time is now for him to step up or lose his spot to rookie Rashaun Allen. He has impressive speed and size, but needs to improve his blocking to get playing time.

2. DT Jordan Hill

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2. DT Jordan Hill

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Last year's third round pick was unable to earn significant playing time on an excellent line. With the losses of Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, opportunity is knocking. Jesse Williams, selected in the same draft, is on IR again this year. Rookie Jimmy Staten and veteran Kevin Williams are both threats to Hill's job. He needs to show dominating strength up the middle to stay on the team.

1. OT Garry Gilliam

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1. OT Garry Gilliam

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With Michael Bowie injured and claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, the competition for right tackle comes down to rookie Justin Britt and newly-acquired veteran Eric Winston. With injuries across the line, depth is key for the Seahawks. Ability to play multiple positions is important. Gilliam is a curious prospect because he also played TE at Penn State. Will the 306 pounder be overpowered by 348-pound Nate Isles for the job?