Charlie Whitehurst/QB - Seattle is investing quite a bit in a player who
hasn't thrown a pass in his four seasons of play.
Quinton Ganther/RB - Ganther will compete for the third spot on the
running back depth chart.
Sean Morey/WR - He'll quickly become one of their best special teams
Ruvell Martin/WR - Martin is a tall receiver who could help their offense
in the red zone area.
Chris Baker/TE - He'll handle mostly a blocking role with the Seahawks.
Tom Malone/P - He spent some time with the New England Patriots
previously. Malone will get a chance to compete against Jon Ryan for a job.
Robert Henderson/DE - Henderson hasn't played a snap in his first two
seasons of play.
Chris Clemons/DE - He fits in as a situational pass rusher.
Matt McCoy/LB - The former second-round pick with the Philadelphia Eagles
will compete for a backup job at WLB.
Seneca Wallace/QB - Wallace was traded to the Cleveland Browns. The team
feels Whitehurst can potentially be a big upgrade.
Justin Griffith/FB - He could still find a starting job, but finding a
backup job might be easier for him.
Nate Burleson/WR - He'll start for the Detroit Lions. It remains to be
seen who will replace him in the starting lineup with the Seahawks.
John Owens/TE - The career journeyman fits in as a third tight end.
Rob Sims/G - He'll get a chance to start for the Detroit Lions.
Damion McIntosh/OT - The journeyman offensive tackle is capable of
playing on the right or left side.
Cory Redding/DT - The veteran defensive lineman signed with the Baltimore
Darryl Tapp/DE - He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. Tapp didn't seem
to be a good fit for Seattle's revamped scheme over the past few seasons, but
the Eagles feel he's a good fit for their defense.
Patrick Kerney/DE - The veteran end retired. His loss makes defensive end
a huge need as we get closer to the draft.
D.D. Lewis/LB - His ability to play at least two linebacker positions
will help him find a job by the start of training camps.
Lance Laury/LB - He'll be a special teams player for the New York Jets.
Ken Lucas/CB - He fits in as a nickel back at this point in his career.
Deon Grant/S - He was surprisingly cut, but found a new home with the New
Lawyer Milloy/S - The veteran defender turns 37 in November.
Pre-Draft Team Needs
Offensive Tackle - Veteran LT Walter Jones is expected to retire. While RT Sean
Locklear is penciled in as his replacement, some believe he's better off
starting on the right side. Depth is also an issue on both sides.
Defensive End - Darryl Tapp was traded, Lawrence Jackson hasn't proven much in
his first few seasons, and veteran DE Patrick Kerney only has 10 sacks over his
last two seasons.
Strong Safety - With Grant gone, this job remains open.
Guard - The team traded G Rob Sims and it remains to be seen if fourth-year OL
Mansfield Wrotto is ready to start.
Running Back - Veteran RB Julius Jones is probably better off being a second
back at this point in his career than a starter.
Wide Receiver - With the likelihood that the team will jettison veteran Deion
Branch, Seattle will be looking for depth at receiver.
Other Issues to Address
Outside Linebacker Depth