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Thursday Round-Up: Roster Depth Shines With Early Injuries 

With several key injuries on both sides of the ball early, Seattle’s depth has shown up through two weeks.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, September 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Seattle's Roster Depth Has Stepped Up Early This Season

One storyline surrounding the Seahawks leading up to the season were the various players dealing with injury. The expedited return of rookie wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba (wrist) and Jordyn Brooks (ACL) from surgery to be available for Seattle's season opener was a bright spot in a season-opening loss. The meticulous process of building and trimming a roster to 53 players ready for the season differs across the 32 teams league-wide. But Seattle's preparation and finding the right combination of players possessing the "Grit" required to play for Coach Pete Carroll led to better fortunes in Week 2's 37-31 road win over the Detroit Lions.

In Week 1, cornerback Tre Brown returned to the field following injuries quelled his first two seasons with Seattle, but he was replaced in the starting lineup in Week 2 by rookie Devon Witherspoon. But when right cornerback Riq Woolen went down in the second quarter (chest), Brown's number was called. The Oklahoma alum recorded Seattle's first sack and his first-career interception on consecutive plays to help secure the victory.

Fourth-year running back DeeJay Dallas hasn't ran the ball much, with just three carries on the season. But the Miami alum has showcased his versatility and value in other ways, including blocking for quarterback Geno Smith - and special teams, where he is handling punt return and kick return duties. Currently, Dallas ranks No.3 after two weeks in kick return yards (101) and third in return average (25.3).

Coach Carroll wasn’t the only one praising tackles Stone Forsythe and Jake Curhan for stepping up in-place of injured starters Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas. Local and National media took note of the duo who allowed just one sack on the road, as Seattle captured the upset in overtime. Wideout Jake Bobo emerged at gunner and caught his first-career pass on Sunday in Young's absence, adding another tally to the emerging depth on Seattle's roster. With so much more of the season to go, Seattle will hope that the entire roster is ready for the call whenever it comes.  

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The Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Sept. 20, 2023.

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