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Wednesday Roundup: Media Reactions To The Seahawks' Initial 53-Man Roster

Fans and media react to the Seahawks’ initial 53-man roster released Tuesday. 


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Wednesday, August 30 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

Wide receiver Jake Bobo, long snapper Chris Stoll are among the players to earn a spot on the initial roster.

It's worth noting that while this is the initial roster, things can change as teams claim players off waivers and place players on injured reserve.

Through training camp, battles ensued like the one at wide receiver where undrafted-free agent Jake Bobo made a statement for himself to have a spot on the team. The fans wanted #MoreBobo and got it.

After practice yesterday, quarterback Geno Smith said that he was excited for Bobo.

"He's such a dynamic player. He makes so many great, difficult catches," Smith said. "Everything we've seen from Bobo is what he is."

Fans on twitter were also excited for Bobo.

Following the roster cutdowns, the Seahawks initial roster is made up of a young core with 20 first or second-year players.

With veterans on the team like linebacker Bobby Wagner, safety Quandre Diggs or even Smith, the younger players have faces and voices they can take guidance from.

Wagner says that he's open to giving the young players advice.

"When you see something, that you've seen before and you know what route that's going to go, good or bad, you speak up, say something try to do your best to lead them in a positive direction." Wagner said.

Reactions from local and national media:

Gregg Bell of Tacoma News Tribune with take aways from the initial 53-man roster.

Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated on how the 53-man roster could change.

Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic on first impressions following the roster cut-down.

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A week after surgery on his wrist that was fractured during the preseason, rookie wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was at practice catching passes.

The Seahawks held practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Aug. 30, 2023.

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