The Fight to 53: Getting to Know Your Initial 2022 Seahawks Roster – Senior Reporter
After weeks of trimming the summer roster down to size for Tuesday’s deadline, the Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster is set – for the moment. While the coming weeks may see changes to all phases of the roster, here’s something to know about every player currently on the team.
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams has accounted for 170 tackles in his two seasons since being acquired via trade from the New York Jets in 2020. In his first season in Seattle, Adams recorded 9.5 sacks in his first nine games – the most by a defensive back since the stat began being recorded in 1982.
With a sack earlier this drive, @Seahawks S @Prez set the record for most sacks by a DB since they became an official stat in 1982. #GoHawks
2020 undrafted free agent defensive tackle Myles Adams continues to impress the Seattle Seahawks, after signing a reserve/future dealin 2021. The Rice alum has produced and impressed throughout camp and the preseason for Seattle. When he’s not on the field looking for sacks, there’s a good chance he might be watching his favorite movie – Soul Men. In a pre-draft interview with Draft Diamonds, Adams discussed which movie character he’d be if he had the choice. He chose the 2008 film starring late actor and comedian Bernie Mac.
“I would choose Bernie Mac’s character in the movie “Soul Men,” Floyd Henderson, primarily because it is arguably my favorite movie ever made and his character’s personality is very confident but compassionate and hilarious at all times,” said Adams. whos seen soul men? this my new favorite song!
The Seattle Seahawks have given third-year linebacker Cody Barton ‘more responsibility‘ this summer, as he looks to capitalize on having a bigger role. Barton isn’t the only decorated athlete in the home. United States National Volleyball team member Dani Barton is the youngest of the bunch. The oldest is Las Vegas Raiders tackle Jackson Barton, who was part of the Super Bowl LIV Kansas City Chiefs team. Last week, the elder Barton made national meme status with a touchdown celebration.
No. 78 Jackson Barton was too hyped for his teammate’s TD 😂

(via @NFL)
It runs in the genes.
Seahawks linebacker Nick Bellore is a multi-faceted man. He plays several positions – linebacker, fullback and a jack-of-all-trades on special teams. His efforts on special teams in 2020 earned Bellore his first Pro-Bowl nod. Between helping the Seahawks in all three phases of the game, Bellore finds time to create plenty of jokes for his teammates and coaches. So much so that Bellore and the Seahawks created Between Two Bellores,where he comedically interviews his teammates.
In June, Bellore confirmed the show would be returning for a second season, to the delight of many Seahawks teammates, coaches and fans.
To view every episode of Between Two Bellores check out this Official Seahawks Youtube playlist.
Seahawks safety Joey Blount is following his father Tony’s footsteps, as he makes the initial roster. Both father and son starred for the Virginia Cavaliers as defensive backs. Tony was selected in the fifth round of the 1980 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. While Joey went undrafted this year, he’s carved out time for the Seahawks on special teams early.
In Week 2 of preseason action against the Chicago Bears, Blount recovered a late onside kick to keep the Seahawks in the game, ultimately falling short. Injuries hampered Tony’s career, playing just one season. Joey looks to add to the Blount name starting by remaining on the team.
Check out Blount’s onside kick recovery against the Chicago Bears in preseason action here.
Seahawks free-agent acquisition center Austin Blythe is not only a hard-nosed guy in the trenches on the field, but a certified legend on the wrestling mat. The three-time Iowa State Champion wrestler and University of Iowa alum is a state legend on the field and mat.
Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks is the man in the middle of the defense now, an intriguing player to many around the league as he enters his third season. While Brooks is still young in his career, he’s left a record-breaking mark on the 2021 season. With 183 combined tackles, Brooks became the franchise record-holder for tackles in a season.
Seahawks rookie cornerback Coby Bryant has been a hot topic throughout the summer and preseason for his play. The 2021 Jim Thorpe Award winner starred for the Cincinnati Bearcats before being selected by Seattle in the 2022 NFL Draft with the No.109 pick. Yes, he was named after late basketball legend Kobe Bryant. And while Coby is primarily a football player – he can dunk.
Coby Bryant got the INT and hit the through-the-legs dunk to celebrate 💪

(via @SportsCenter)
Seahawks defensive end L.J. Collier is entering year-four in Seattle. The 2019 first-round pick seeks inspiration from anime cartoon Naruto,which he used to deal with adversity.
Young naruto uzumaki 🙏🏾🥋S/O to my guy!! @ Sports Academy at the Star
Seahawks 2022 first-round selection Charles Cross is grasping rookie life on the field. Cross has impressed throughout the summer, earning praise inside the building and from analysts outside. Off the field, Cross is picking up another skill – piano.
Charles Cross hobbies: Music, fishing, hang with family. Trying to learn how to play the piano (through YouTube – has a keyboard). #Seahawks
Everybody needs a hobby.
Seven more things to know about Cross here.
Former undrafted California alum Jake Curhan enters his second season making the Seahawks roster. It’s been Curhan’s play on the offensive line that earned him a spot on the initial roster – not sharing the same Alma mater as Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll.
Both Curhan and Carroll are graduates of Redwood High in Lakespur, California.
Seahawks third-year running back DeeJay Dallas is entering his third season out of the University of Miami. Dallas showcased his progress throughout training camp and the preseason, shining in the backfield and on special teams. Off the field, Dallas spends a lot of time watching Transformers (cartoon or movies).
Autobots or Decepticons ❓❓❓
The transformer series is highkey better than the Avengers series👀
Seahawks fifth-year punter Michael Dickson made an impact immediately as a rookie out of Texas. Dickson became the first rookie punter to be selected for the Pro Bowl in 33 years after he was named to the 2018 NFC roster.
Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs is a ballhawk, as evident by his 19 interceptions since 2019 – the fourth-most in that span. Diggs has a very athletic family, led by big brother and former 12-year NFL veteran cornerback Quentin Jammer. Like his big brother, Diggs starred for the Texas Longhorns. Diggs is also a cousin to former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cedric Woodward.
The former college defensive end and Seahawks fifth-year tight end, Will Dissly spends his spare time on the golf course when he isn’t destroying edge rushers on the line of scrimmage.
Tight end Will Dissly just said he is "addicted to golf, like most 20-year-olds are.

"If anyone wants to play, hit me up." #Seahawks
Seahawks second-year wideout Dee Eskridge is looking to showcase his skills this season after injuries limited his playing time as a rookie. The speedy wideout was a two-time Indiana State Champion in the 200m and one-time champ in the 100m.
The Seattle Seahawks acquired tight end Noah Fant as part of the blockbuster trade sending Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks hoped to pick Fant in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but he was selected a pick before by Denver.
Funny how things work out.
Seahawks fifth-year defensive tackle Poona Ford may be a long way from his hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina, but it doesn’t mean he isn’t still involved in his community. This summer, Ford headed home for his Annual SOAR DAY at his Alma mater Hilton Head High.
SOAR Day is in the books! Thanks @PoonaF_95 for showing your hometown some love. Way to put a smile on these kids faces.
A sixth-round selection out of the University of Florida, Forsythe worked out pre-draft with Seahawks legend and team consultant Steve Hutchinson. Hutchinson would play a key role in Seattle’s decision to select Forsythe.
John Schneider said Steve Hutchinson spent a lot of time with Stone Forsythe in the pre-draft process.
There are two Kyle Fuller’s in the National Football League currently – the Baltimore Ravens cornerback, and the Seattle Seahawks fourth-year offensive lineman out of Baylor. In March, Seattle re-signed Fuller.
In May, the Seattle Seahawks signed 9-year wideout veteran Marquise Goodwin. The Olympic track runner placed Silver at the 2015 Pan American Games (Long Jump) and is recognized as one of the fastest players in the NFL.
In 2019, Goodwin showcased just how fast he was, winning the 40 Yards of Gold tournament, beating Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson in the final for the $1 million prize.
Marquise Goodwin tops Donte Jackson by .05 seconds to win inaugural 40 Yards of Gold title. Absolutely electric. He wins the $1 million prize.
In March, the Seattle Seahawks acquired Denver Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris as part of the trade for Russell Wilson. In 2021, Harris blocked three field goal attempts in a two-week span. Growing up as the middle child in the family, Harris played basketball with his siblings before becoming a defensive stopper at Homestead High just outside of Milwaukee.
Shelby Harris on being able to block passes consistently at the line of scrimmage: "I don't know if you guys know this, but I'm my high school's career leader in blocked shots in basketball. It translates over."
Seattle Seahawks wideout Penny Hart is in entering year-three in the league. Coming out of high school, Hart’s only FBS offer came from Georgia State. In 2016, Hart became the first GSU Panther with 1,000 receiving yards in a season since NFL veteran wideout Albert Wilson in 2013. Hart did so as a freshman, and in 2017, he set the GSU single-season record for receptions with 73, breaking Wilson’s high of 71.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Wake Forest guard Phil Haynes with the No. 124 pick. Like many other NFL players, Haynes envisioned making it as a professional as a kid in another sport – basketball. The Raleigh native went to North Raleigh Christian Academy on a basketball scholarship funded by his coach Steve Sterrett. He left a football prospect, committing to Wake Forest. The rest is history.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected University of Miami running back Travis Homer with the No.204 pick. When he isn’t slicing through defenses, he’s collecting swords. If he’s not doing that, he’s likely watching Anime.
#Seahawks sixth-rd pick, RB Travis Homer is a big fan of Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. I asked him why.

‘’I like the physicality of anime,’’ Homer said. ‘’Y’all really think this is kid’s cartoons. Nah. This is some real stuff going on in (anime).’’
Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Gabe Jackson is entering year No.9 out of Mississippi State. Now, he has a fellow Bulldog alum on the line with him in rookie tackle Charles Cross.
In 2013, Jackson became the first player to ever win the Kent Hull Trophy, awarded to the best offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi. In 2021, Cross became the fifth Bulldog to win the award.
Not to be confused with the pop icon, or the former NFL wideout of the same name, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Michael Jackson Sr. is on the initial roster after a solid preseason and training camp.
When Jackson isn’t deflecting passes, he’s caring for his son – Michael Jackson Jr.
Meet Michael Antwan Jackson Jr 😍😍😍 AKA 2️⃣time #trendsetter
Entering his seventh year in the league, Jefferson signed with the team in March, his third stint with Seattle. The Pittsburgh native and University of Maryland alum is a proud Terrapins alum. When Maryland freshman Jordan McNair died after an offseason workout due to complications from a heat stroke, Jefferson decided to get custom cleats in his honor.
Big shoutout and thanks for the support from Quentin Jefferson UMD Terp/ Seattle Seahawk. Bro thanks for the Love #wegotworktodo79 #jordanmcnairfoundation #jointhemissiontosavelives
Jefferson uses cleats as a way to bring attention to many causes that are dear to him – as well as make a fashion statement.
Quinton Jefferson does have on @JoeFreshgoods Cleats
#Seahawks defensive linemen Quinton Jefferson (left) and Branden Jackson (right) coming with the 🔥🔥🔥🔥 cleats for the playoffs this weekend.
Former North Carolina State Wolfpack Josh Jones makes the Seattle Seahawks initial roster after being cut four times over the last two seasons. Sometimes players need a fresh start; for Jones’ he needed a thyroid removed to feel better on the field.
Josh Jones couldn't eat. He lost weight. His heart raced. Simply tasks tired him. The former Packers 2nd-rd pick got cut 4 times in 2 1/2 yrs.

Now, he and his coach say he's "reborn." He's starting in 3-safety looks.

How? After he had his thyroid removed
So far, so good.
The Seattle Seahawks acquired cornerback Sidney Jones IV from the Jacksonville Jaguars shortly before the 2021 season began, with Jones playing 11 games. In March, Seattle re-signed the fifth-year corner who recorded 66 tackles and 10 passes defended last season. Jones played his college football nearby at the University of Washington.
Third-year Seattle Seahawks offensive guard Damien Lewis enjoys taking down pizza of all kinds when he isn’t taking down defensive linemen. Like cornerbacks Michael Jackson and Coby Bryant, and GM John Schneider, Lewis isn’t the only well known person with his name, though the actor and “Billions” star spells his first name Damian.
The Seattle Seahawks acquired quarterback Drew Lock as part of the trade for Russell Wilson. Per former Seahawks scout and Senior Bowl Director Jim Nagy, the Seahawks wanted Lock in the 2019 NFL Draft but weren’t able to make it happen. Funny how things work out.
Seattle Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett is a busy man. When he isn’t going for his third-consecutive 1,000-yard season on the field, he’s getting things done in and for his hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma community. Lockett produced the Emmy Award-winning feature _Through The Ashes: The Story of Black Wall Street. _The gut-wrenching feature tells the story of the once-thriving majority-black city in the early 1900’s and how it was destroyed during the Black Wall Street Massacre of 1921.
Seattle Seahawks rookie Abraham Lucas is a force at tackle, catching the eyes of analysts and coaches throughout training camp and preseason. When he’s not destroying defenders on the edge, he’s disturbing the peace playing Guitar Hero.
Washington State OT Abe Lucas was bored at 3 am as a freshman and started ripping this song on his Fender in his dorm

Got a noise violation for it

“Still worth it,” Lucas said

Adjust the rankings, ⁦
Mafe made quite the impression in his preseason debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers, recording two sacks. Aside from getting his hands on the quarterback, Mafe loves getting his hands on some fresh-caught fish. From the lakes of Minnetonka in his native state of Minnesota, to all over Washington, Mafe just wants to fish.
If anyone knows where to go for great halibut in Seattle, @boye_mafe is in the market 🐟
Seattle Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf has nabbed 29 receiving touchdowns in his first three seasons, along with 3,170 receiving yards. The fourth-year wideout is becoming a star on and off the field – and this year he will make his big screen debut in Secret Headquarters starring actor Owen Wilson.
Good two-week stretch for Seahawks’ WR DK Metcalf: fresh off his new contract extension, Metcalf will make his acting debut, alongside Owen Wilson, Jesse Williams and Michael Peña, in Jerry Bruckheimer‘s upcoming action movie Secret Headquarters, premiering August 12th.
In June, the Seattle Seahawks signed third-year defensive tackle Bryan Mone to a two-year extension. After battling for a roster spot through several trips to the practice squad during his first two seasons, Mone recorded 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Seahawks kicker Jason Myers is entering year No.8 in the league. In 2020, Myers set a franchise-record by making 31-consecutive field goals.
Check out Seahawks kicker Jason Myers setting the franchise record.
Neal makes the initial roster, and is keeping the family name alive. Ryan’s older brother Mike, was a Purdue Boilermaker and linebacker for the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers.
In March, the Seattle Seahawks signed linebacker Uchenna Nwosu in free agency. The Nigerian pass rusher represented Seattle as part of the NFL Africa team in Ghana as a player ambassador, helping with scouting African talent and leading events for the youth.
A nightmare trio for any Quarterback!@OfficialKwity 🇱🇷@OgboOkoronkwo 🇳🇬@UchennaN_42 🇳🇬#NFLAfricaTouchdown #NFLGhanaCamp
An L.A. native who went on to play at USC before getting drafted by the Chargers, Mafe is playing for a team based outside of southern California for the first time in his life.
Former Framingham State linebacker Josh Onujiogu makes the initial roster after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent this spring. The former two-time MASCAC Defensive Player of The Year recorded 13.5 sacks in 2021.
Ott is entering season No. 9 in the league out of Harvard, where he shined at tight end, earning an invitation to the Senior Bowl. While Ott has become one of the league’s-best long snappers, he still holds his former position true to his heart.
Does downing a punt at the 3 count?? #snapperlife #missingtheglorydays #beatYale
Get to know Tyler Ott on a deeper level here.
Parkinson is a brand-new man this season. After shedding some fat and gaining some muscle this offseason, Parkinson is mentally and physically ready to embark on the 2022 NFL Season’s journey.
Penny is entering his fifth season out of San Diego State. In 2021, Penny finished the season on fire, rushing for 749 yards and six touchdowns in just six starts. Over the last six games of the season, Penny notched four games over 125 yards on the ground.
The Seahawks re-signed Reid in April, after acquiring Reid in a trade with the Houston Texans in 2020.
During his time at Penn State, the computer science and engineering major made news for gaining a major internship – working with technology corporation Intel.
The former Syracuse standout is entering season No. 3 with the Seahawks. Before he focused his attention on getting to the quarterback, Robinson experimented with several musical instruments as a child.
Coming into his tenth season in the NFL, Seahawks starting quarterback Geno Smith has quite the athletic background. On his mom’s side of the family, relatives Melvin Bratton and Lonnie Hepburn both spent time in the NFL. Geno is also the great-grandson of esteemed boxer and bodybuilder Cyril Smith.
Third-year edge rusher Darrell Taylor has stepped up as a leader for the front-seven this summer, and is looking to take his game to another level. The former high school multi-sport star changed his number to 52 in 2021 to honor his late mother, Peggy, who wore No.25 on the basketball court in high school.
Darrell Taylor said he's wearing 52 this year because his mom, Peggy, wore 25 as a HS basketball player. Peggy died of breast cancer when Taylor was in high school.
While we may have to wait a little longer than expected for Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III’s rookie debut, you can play as the No.1-rated rookie running back for EA Sports’ Madden 23 right now.
The Madden 23 running back ratings dropped today and here are the top-rated rookie RBs 👀😤

Which player deserves a higher rating?
Seahawks nose tackle Al Woods returns to Seattle for season No.12, after re-signing with the team in March. Per his wife, Megan, we know that just because Al is 35-years-old, that doesn’t mean he still isn’t athletic and ready to go.
Al Woods said 35 not old @Seahawks @seahawksPR
Woolen is adjusting on the fly as he learns the ropes in his first season in the NFL. The former University of Texas-San Antonio wide receiver-turned-cornerback was asked to make the switch coming into his sophomore year, and he continues to blossom. Speed kills, and Woolen’s transition to corner has been made a bit easier thanks to his blazing quickness. At the 2022 NFL Combine, Woolen recorded a 4.26 40 time, tying for fourth-fastest time in combine history.
What 4.26 official looks like from an NFL team’s view. The term “rare” gets thrown around too loosely sometimes but it certainly applies to UTSA’s Tariq Woolen. Can’t coach 6-4 and 33 5/8 arms with this kind of speed.
Seahawks rookie wideout Dareke Young lined up everywhere for Division II Lenoir-Rhyne. Between working his way up the ladder as a prospect and earning an invitation to the Shrine Bowl, Young managed to earn his Bachelors of Science in Physical Engineering in 2020.
During minicamp, Young discussed what he would like to do around engineering after the football life.
“I’m majoring in engineering physics,” said Young. “I would like to do automotive engineering or mechanical engineering in grad school, which are basically the same thing. I would like to help design cars.”
The Seahawks practiced at Renton’s Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time in 2022 as a 53-man squad, as roster cuts throughout the NFL took place just hours prior to hitting the field. Seahawks practice photos are presented by Gatorade.
Safety Josh Jones wondered if his career was at a dead end this offseason, but now he’s stepping into the starting lineup for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks made a handful of roster moves a day after teams set their initial 53-man rosters.
The Seahawks began establishing their practice squad Wednesday, signing 12 players.
Twelve interesting numbers about the Seahawks’ initial 53-man roster.
A position-by-position breakdown of the Seahawks’ initial roster following Tuesday’s moves to get to the 53-player limit.
Storylines to keep an eye on when the Seahawks take part in a three-day mandatory minicamp this week.
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