With Kam Chancellor battling a minor foot injury that will keep him out of the game versus the Broncos this week, Josh Pinkard is slated to start Saturday night at strong safety for the Seahawks. It will be a great chance for the coaching staff and fans to get a look at Pinkard, a versatile corner/safety hybrid that was signed as an undrafted free agent coming out of USC last season.
He is one of several safeties currently on the Seahawks roster that is vying for a spot on the 53-man roster so this game will be of particular importance to him. He's up against the likes of Mark LeGree, who was drafted in the 5th round of this year's Draft, Jeron Johnson, a former Boise State Bronco that's had an impressive camp and preseason thus far, and Atari Bigby, a veteran safety with some desired leadership qualities. It's a very tight battle at the moment, something that Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley mentioned recently:
"Hopefully these last two preseason games, we can come to a conclusion (on who to keep on the 53-man roster), but it's so competitive. Every day someone else is having a big day."
The play of the Seahawks' safeties on Saturday will be something to watch.