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The Fight to 53: Getting to Know Your Initial 2022 Seahawks Roster

Things to know about every member of the initial Seahawks 53-man roster.


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.

S Jamal Adams

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.

DT Myles Adams

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.

LB Cody Barton

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.

It runs in the genes.

LB/FB Nick Bellore

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.

S Joey Blount

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.

C Austin Blythe

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.

LB Jordyn Brooks

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. 

CB Coby Bryant

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.

DE L.J. Collier

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.

T Charles Cross

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.

Everybody needs a hobby. 

Seven more things to know about Cross here.

T Jake Curhan

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. 

RB DeeJay Dallas

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).

P Michael Dickson

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. 

S Quandre Diggs

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. 

TE Will Dissly

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.

WR Dee Eskridge

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.

TE Noah Fant

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. 

DT Poona Ford

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.

T Stone Forsythe

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.

C/G Kyle Fuller

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

WR Marquise Goodwin

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.

DE Shelby Harris

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.

WR Penny Hart

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.

G Phil Haynes

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. 

RB Travis Homer

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.

G Gabe Jackson

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.

CB Michael Jackson

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.

DE Quinton Jefferson

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.

Jefferson uses cleats as a way to bring attention to many causes that are dear to him - as well as make a fashion statement.

S Josh Jones

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.

So far, so good.

CB Sidney Jones IV

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. 

G Damien Lewis

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. 

QB Drew Lock

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. 

WR Tyler Lockett

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.

T Abraham Lucas

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.

LB Boye Mafe

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.

WR DK Metcalf

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.

DT Bryan Mone

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. 

K Jason Myers

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

S Ryan Neal

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.

LB Uchenna Nwosu

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.

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. 

LB Joshua Onujiogu

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. 

LS Tyler Ott

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.

Get to know Tyler Ott on a deeper level here.

TE Colby Parkinson

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.

RB Rashaad Penny

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.

CB John Reid

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.

LB Alton Robinson

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.

QB Geno Smith

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.

LB Darrell Taylor

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.

RB Kenneth Walker III

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.

DT Al Woods

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.

CB Tariq Woolen

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.

WR Dareke Young

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.

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