With the weekend’s Rookie camp in the rearview, the Seahawks made some minor adjustments to the roster. With one camp invitee and a 2016 camp body signing on for the 2017 team.
Former Texas A&M receiver Speedy Noil, a camp invitee after going undrafted last month was signed. Also signed was 2016 camp-cut Kyle Coleman at Fullback.
To make way for the pair, UDFA QB Skyler Howard and fullback Brandon Cottom were released.
The former West Virginia Mountaineer Skyler Howard was called a ‘mad bomber’ by head coach Pete Carroll in the immediate aftermath of the draft last month. But his spot seemed tenuous with Carroll pointing to camp invitee Michael Birdsong ‘grading’ out as the top performer in the early stages of camp workouts.
For Cottom, it is another disappointment as he seemed set for a big role in 2016 before an Achilles tear in training camp ended his year. He re-signed last month but was unable to show enough past Coleman and Algy Brown, a UDFA signee from BYU.
Noil’s signing is an intriguing one as he was a three-year contributor at A&M with 88 catches for 1,134 yards and 9 TD’s. He also served as a consistent return guy too, with 900 more yards in the kick and punt game too. His addition is an interesting one with the battle for the 5th/6th WR spots likely to come into focus at training camp.
The moves leave the team with 3 signed QB’s in the form of Russell Wilson, Jake Heaps and Trevone Boykin, with Birdsong yet to be signed. The depth issue seems to be in focus with talk of Colin Kapernick gaining traction again after Carroll’s local radio set earlier today.
As well as that, the team have 11 backs and 13 receivers on the roster. A logjam which will be keenly watched when camps come round over the weeks coming.