Seahawks Current Depth Chart

This whole competition thing Uncle Pete preaches is nice and all but thus far into training camp it seems that theme is relegated mostly to guys filling out the depth chart more than it applies to starters. In fact, I think the most compelling position battle will be among the unproven kickers and I don’t think it can be argued there are really any starting positions “up for grabs” either. Correct me if I am wrong of course but unless someone like Antonio Cromartie gets snatched up or Richard Sherman/Alan Branch just kill it and beat out Thurmond/Cole I don’t see much shuffling amongst the starters.

What compels me to do an “in training camp” depth chart was doing research for an article and noticing there are not a ton of current depth charts out there, I know the roster but not where all the pieces fall right off the top of my head and I got deservedly called out for leaving a backup defensive lineman out of an article. Pete sure likes his roster turnover, so I thought I would do the 12th Man justice and make one based on the current roster

Rookies, undrafted free agent rookies, and free agents are included. Some of the reserves look bare, but there are still free agents to be signed and this will be updated accordingly.

Quarterback

Starter: Tarvaris Jackson

Backup: Charlie Whitehurst

Third String: None

Running Back

Starter: Marshawn Lynch

Backup: Justin Forsett

Third String: Leon Washington

Fullback

Starter: Michel Robinson

Wide Receiver

Flanker: Sidney Rice

Split End: Mike Williams

Slot: Deon Butler

Fourth: Ben Obamanu

Fifth: Golden Tate

Sixth: Kris Durham

Tight End

Starter: John Carlson

Backup: Cameron Morrah

Third String: Anthony McCoy

Left Tackle

Starter: Russell Okung

Backup: Tyler Polumbus

Third String: Paul McQuistin

Left Guard

Starter: Robert Gallery

Backup: Mike Gibson

Third String: Michael Huey

Center

Starter: Max Unger

Backup: Bret Osborne (guard)

Right Guard

Starter: John Moffitt

Backup: Paul Fannika

Right Tackle

Starter: James Carpenter

Backup: Breno Giacomini

Third String: Will Robinson

Left Defensive End

Starter: Red Bryant

Backup: Dexter Davis

Third String: AJ Schable

Right Defensive End

Starter: Chris Clemons

Backup: Pierre Allen

“One Technique” Defensive Tackle

Starter: Brandon Mebane

Backup: Junior Siavii

Third String: Jay Alford

“Three Technique” Defensive Tackle

Starter: Alan Branch (*Colin Cole)

Backup: Kentwan Balmer (*Alan Branch)

Third String: Pep Levingston (*Kentwan Balmer)

Strongside Linebacker

Starter: Aaron Curry

Backup: Matt McCoy

Third String: Malcolm Smith

Inside “Mike” Linebacker

Starter: Lofa Tatupu

Backup Blake Sorensen

Third String: Mike Morgan

(I know the last two aren’t prototypical inside linebackers).

Weakside Linebacker

Starter: David Hawthorne

Backup: Leroy Hill

Third String: KJ Wright

Cornerback

LCB Starter: Marcus Trufant

RCB Starter: Walter Thurmond

Nickel- Roy Lewis

Dime- Richard Sherman

Quarter- Byron Maxwell

Free Safety

Starter: Earl Thomas

Backup: Mark Legree

Strong Safety

Starter: Kam Chancellor

Backup: Jeron Johnson

Kicker

Brandon Coutu vs. Wes Bynum (oh snap, position battle)

Punter

Starter: Jon Ryan

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