5 Seattle Seahawks Players on the Roster Bubble in Preseason Week 3

5 Seattle Seahawks Players On the Chopping Block

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The Seattle Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions, so it stands to reason that making the final roster is going to be difficult, to say the least. Pete Carroll and company will have to cut their roster down to 75 on Aug. 26 and then to the final 53 on Aug. 30. These are five players in danger of missing the final cut (None of which are the most obvious).

5. B.J. Daniels

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5. B.J. Daniels

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B.J. Daniels has been a solid addition for Seattle ever since he was a final cut for the San Francisco 49ers last season, which had hoped Daniels would make his way to their practice squad. Instead, Seattle claimed him off waivers and made Daniels their practice squad QB (I bet the Niners wish they had him now). Daniels, in my opinion, is a better throwing QB than new acquisition QB Terrelle Pryor, but Pryor has that super athletic ability.

4. A.J. Jefferson

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4. A.J. Jefferson

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This is a very tough position to make for anyone outside of the Legion of Boom. The only real competition here is for the Hawks’ fifth cornerback spot. A.J. Jefferson was making a real case for himself before an ankle injury against the Denver Broncos slowed him down. Plus the Hawks have backup safety DeShawn Shead, who is capable of playing cornerback. If Seattle does decide to go with five CBs, Jefferson will more than likely be the guy.

3. Benson Mayowa

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3. Benson Mayowa

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RDE Benson Mayowa is a very tough call. His pleasant surprise play last year during the preseason caused Seattle to keep him on the 53-man roster all season long. Many expected him to take a big step forward this season, but he appears to be doing quite the opposite. O’Brien Schofield, on the other hand, has been an absolute stud thus far. Mayowa can survive, but he has to step his game way up.

2. Phil Bates

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2. Phil Bates

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Not many people outside of Seattle and Ohio know the name, but Phil Bates has been very impressive since camp opened. Now in his third year, Bates’ play has made a lot of people believe that he is a potential breakout receiver in Seattle. Bates has a few things going against him, though. Ricardo Lockette and Bryan Walters are ahead of him because of their special teams ability, and Carroll is probably keeping 3 QBs, so Bates could be a casualty.

1. Heath Farwell

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1. Heath Farwell

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Say it ain’t so, captain! Heath Farwell is a 10-year veteran, a Super Bowl champion and a captain on the Seahawks’ special teams unit. As an NFL fan, you hate to see a guy like that go, but it is inevitable for everyone at some point. The Seahawks are deep at linebacker, like real deep. Brock Coyle, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Montana, has had a lot of time to prove himself, and he has done just that.

Tyson Sweet is a Seattle Seahawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @The12thDude, like him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google!


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