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2 veteran free agents worked out for the Seahawks on Monday

The Seattle Seahawks announced five roster and practice squad moves just before yesterday’s practice. Sounds like they aren’t quite done yet, though.

Speaking with reporters before practice, general manager John Schneider said the team is still working on some roster stuff but is hoping to have the Week 1 roster set by afternoon today.

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That means we should expect to see a couple more moves.

As to who they might pick up it’s anybody’s guess, but the team did work out two free agents yesterday.

Former Vikings WR Dan Chisena

Aside from finding some sort of magic solution to improve their interior defensive line rotation, the top priority for the Seahawks right now has to be adding some wide receiver depth.

At the moment there are only five wide receivers on the roster after Dareke Young was placed on injured reserve yesterday. While having a healthy DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett at the top of the depth chart goes a long way, remember that Cody Thompson is one of the five, Jaxon Smith-Njigba is dealing with a wrist injury and preseason superstars like Jake Bobo tend to drop off quite a bit when the real games begin.

One short-term solution might be signing Dan Chisena (6-foot-3, 202 pounds), who worked out for the team Monday. After going undrafted, he was picked up by the Vikings. Over the last three seasons Chisena appeared in 27 games for Minnesota. It was mostly a special teams role, though as he put in 496 snaps there compared to just 11 on offense.

Seattle may also choose to elevate one of the practice squad wide receivers to the active roster (expect that on Saturday). Right now, they are carrying three on the practice squad: Easop Winston Jr., Matt Landers and Cade Johnson.

Former Bills S JaQuan Johnson

With Joey Blount and Jonathan Sutherland going down and reaching injury settlements with the team, Seattle could also use another body at safety. Another free agent they worked out yesterday could help there – JaQuan Johnson. He played at Miami (FL) in college and was picked in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL draft by Buffalo. Since then, Johnson (5-foot-10, 191 pounds) has appeared in 60 regular season games for the Bills. He has totaled 58 tackles and two interceptions.

As for game-day elevation options, at the moment the Seahawks have two safeties on their practice squad: Ty Okada and Brady Breeze, who signed yesterday.

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