Meet The Team: Seahawks release first official roster of 2021 regular season
Aug 31, 2021, 4:06 PM
The Seahawks have released their first official roster of the 2021 regular season, cutting the amount of players down from 80 to 52 (more on that later) after their final preseason game on Saturday.
Here’s a look at what players are on the roster by position, and how many players from each position group made the cut.
Russell Wilson, Geno Smith, Sean Mannion
Running Back (5)
Wide Receiver (4)
DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Dee Eskridge, Freddie Swain
Tight Ends (3)
Gerald Everett, Will Dissly, Colby Parkinson
Offensive Line (11)
Defensive Line (10)
Bobby Wagner, Jordyn Brooks, Cody Barton
Defensive Backs (9)
Jason Myers, Michael Dickson, Tyler Ott
• The Seahawks have yet to announce the trade for cornerback Sidney Jones, so that’s why there’s only 52 players on the roster instead of 53.
• This roster may look very different come Week 1 as players could be placed on different injury lists, opening up spots on the roster. Additionally, the Seahawks could claim players who are going on waivers after being released by their team on Tuesday.
• Two positions to watch for additions are wide receiver and tight end. Typically, the Seahawks will carry five receivers and last year they had four tight ends on the roster for most of the season. Former Seattle tight end Jacob Hollister was cut by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday and former Hawks receiver Phillip Dorsett was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars, so those are two players to potentially keep an eye on.
• Though there’s just three linebackers listed, there’s really six as Bellore has been playing linebacker and Taylor and Robinson are the team’s go-to players at strongside linebacker despite being listed as defensive ends.
• The Seahawks typically don’t carry three quarterbacks, but that’s the case this year as Mannion has made the roster behind Smith as Wilson’s backup.