Bump’s Seahawks Breakdown: A look at No. 3 WR competition
The Seahawks didn’t make too many surprise reductions to the roster when the team had to get down to 53 players, but one move that caught Michael Bumpus‘ eye was Seattle waiving receiver Freddie Swain.
Swain, a 2020 sixth-round pick, had been a steady contributor for the Seahawks in his first two NFL seasons, compiling 38 catches for 502 yards and six touchdowns.
While Swain’s departure may not be that surprising considering he had a poor preseason and didn’t play too much in those exhibition games, it is notable as it means someone else will be Seattle’s No. 3 receiver.
Due to Swain’s production and familiarity with Seattle’s offense and personnel, it looked like he had a good chance of entering 2022 as the Seahawks’ No. 3 receiver. Instead he was waived as the Seahawks opted to carry six other receivers to open the 2022 season.
With Swain looking for a new team, who can fill that No. 3 receiver role for the Seahawks? And what does the competition for that spot behind star receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett look like? Bumpus, a former NFL receiver, dove into that topic in his latest Seahawks Video Breakdown for Seattle Sports 710 AM’s YouTube Channel.
Bump, who hosts Bump and Stacy on Seattle Sports and is also the host for the Seahawks Radio Network’s pregame and postgame shows, dives into what veteran Marquise Goodwin, second-year speedster Dee Eskridge and rookie Dareke Young all bring to the table as the Hawks look to solidify that No. 3 receiver role behind Metcalf and Lockett.
For more from Bump, subscribe to the Seattle Sports YouTube channel here, and listen to Bump and Stacy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday on Seattle Sports 710 AM, SeattleSports.com and the Seattle Sports app.