Help Is On The Way: Seahawks Defensive Backfield Could Get Needed Depth

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 26: Cornerback Roy Lewis #34 of the Seattle Seahawks breaks up a fourth down pass to Patrick Crayton #12 of the San Diego Chargers on their final possession at Qwest Field on September 26 2010 in Seattle Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Chargers 27-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seahawks could get much needed depth in defensive backfield in the form of Byron Maxwell and Roy Lewis.

The Seattle Seahawks defensive backfield could look very different in the near future. Whether that is a good or a bad thing is yet to be determined, but change is definitely on the way.

With Walter Thurmond out for the season, the Seahawks will look to the possible returns of cornerbacks Roy Lewis and Byron Maxwell this week as a means of coping with the loss of Thurmond and the likes of Marcus Trufant, according to ESPN.com.

Maxwell played well during rookie camp but is recovering from a high-ankle sprain. Lewis has been on the PUP list with a knee injury suffered last season.

If Lewis can return close to the player he was last season, it could be a major boost. Lewis recorded 26 tackles including 20 solo last season while playing primarily in nickel packages. His return adds depth to a depleted defensive backfield. Maxwell is unproven but showed signs prior to his injury, and at this stage in the season, any help would be welcomed.

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