The Seattle Seahawks preach “competition, competition, competition.” They believe an ultra-competitive environment makes a stronger team. Among the Seahawks’ defensive lineman, the biggest competition might be for prime spots in the training room.
Not long ago, Seattle looked to be overstocked at the defensive line positions. With the arrivals of new veterans Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel added to holdover veterans Chris Clemons, Red Bryant, Brandon Mebane and Bruce Irvin, the Seahawks were well-stocked. In April’s draft, they added three more young bodies for the line: defensive tackles Jesse Williams and Jordan Hill and defensive end / linebacker Ty Powell.
What looked like a glut is now arguably one of the team’s greatest question marks as we head into the fourth game of the preseason and final roster cuts.
Fifth-round draft pick Williams was just placed on season-ending injured reserve due to a knee injury. New veteran import defensive end Avril wa...