Injuries piling up for Seahawks receivers
What Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Dareke Young news means for Seahawks 53-man roster, 8/22/2023
Unless you’re maybe Jake Bobo or Cade Johnson, the news that Pete Carroll confirmed on Tuesday is more bad than good: Jaxon Smith-Njigba broke a bone in his wrist and will undergo surgery that could keep him out for an estimated 3-4 weeks on the “optimistic” end.
Grouped with Dareke Young’s “abductor thing” that could require surgery and Dee Eskridge’s six-game suspension, there leaves no room to doubt that the Seahawks will need to keep at least two of the eight receivers in camp who had some level of uncertainty going into August:
Cade Johnson returned to practice this week and has the experience of playing in 99 snaps in the final three games of last season.
Jake Bobo has turned the most heads.
And… And… And… Andy Dufresne once said, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
It’s time for Seahawks fans to hope, because every time we open another door at receiver, we seem to be only be finding…
In today’s Seaside Bonus, I’ll go over the options at receiver and we’ll cover everything else that Pete Carroll mentioned in his press conference on Tuesday, including the statuses of Jamal Adams and Jordyn Brooks, the competition at cornerback, and the need for vets to step up on the defensive line. Plus, more links! After Tuesday morning’s Seahawks links posts, there’s even more to share, including Pete’s appearance on Richard Sherman’s podcast and an excellent breakdown of Seattle’s first-team offensive line against the Cowboys.
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