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Seattle Seahawks Will Trim Roster To 53 By Saturday

It's going to be the Wild West in free agency this week as every team in the NFL will have to cut their rosters to 53 players by 6:00PM Eastern on Saturday. The Seahawks have yet to announce any of their moves and will likely wait until after Friday night's matchup against the Oakland Raiders. It's a tough time for every club as they grudgingly release players that likely have a future in the NFL. It's a forgone conclusion for every team though, and there's sure to be a flurry of scoop-up signings of the approximately 860 new free agents by new teams. 

There are some really intriguing roster battles going on for the Seahawks right now, and safety is probably the closest race at the moment. The only 'locks' for the 53-man roster are Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Past that, Atari Bigby, recently signed as a veteran free agent, will have to beat out 5th round pick Mark LeGree, UDFA Jeron Johnson, and 2nd year player Josh Pinkard.

On the other hand, the Hawks will most likely be looking at defensive linemen that find themselves on waivers today or tomorrow to bolster their limited depth there. 

Last year, the Seahawks picked up key free agents during this tumultuous time, including FB Michael Robinson, DT/DE Junior Siavii, and DE Raheem Brock. Stay tuned.

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