The Seahawks are through the first week of training camp and after seeing what they had, the team decided to make some major swap outs at the end of their roster. Injuries, of course, also played a role in these decisions.
According to multiple reporters, at least, five new faces appeared at Seahawks training camp.
New to #Seahawks appear to be: RB Pope (maybe Troymaine?), WR EZ Nwachukwu, TE Joe Sommers, FB Jonathan Amosa, LB Kache Palacio.
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) August 6, 2016
The team has yet to confirm the roster moves, which has made for some detective work but a Friday report corroborates the Amosa signing. Likewise, Fox Sports Mike Garafolohas done the same with Sommers who can play fullback or tight end.
Sommers was recently cut by the Bears, after going undrafted in 2016 out of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Fans might remember Kache Palacio out of Washington State. He’s an undrafted free agent who can flex between linebacker and fullback. Troymaine Pope is an undrafted free agent out of Jacksonville State. Finally, wide receiver EZ Nwachukwa is the veteran of the bunch. He went undrafted out of A&M in 2013 and last was seen on an NFL roster with the Dolphins in 2015.
On the flip side, some players would have to be cut.
Both tight ends Ronnie Shields and Brandon Cottom both have Achilles injuries and Cottom has been reportedly ruled out for the season. Shields could meet a similar fate, landing them both on injured reserve. Running back Tre Madden has been out with a shoulder injury. Cooper Helfet has a broken in his foot, which could sideline him for quite a bit.
Defensive ends David Perkins, Montese Overton and Tavaris Barnes have not been reported as injured. The team only needs five open spots to sign the five new players — perhaps six spots with their rumored interest in Jahri Evans.
The Seahawks will undoubtedly confirm the roster changes at some point on Saturday.
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