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Monday, March 16, 2009
Roster glance: Seahawks loading up

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Pos. Cardinals 49ers Rams Seahawks
QB 4
3 3
3
RB 6 5 6 4
WR 8 7 6 10
TE 4 3 4
4
OL 8 11 8
11
DL 9 6 10
11
LB 6
9 7 6
DB 11 11 11 11
ST 4 5 3 5
Totals 60 60 58 65

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The 49ers added safety Lewis Baker and linebacker Mark Washington.

The Cardinals added running back Jason Wright.

The Rams signed offensive lineman Mark Setterstrom, defensive end Eric Moore, quarterback Jeff Otis, defensive back Marcus Brown, tight end Eric Butler and center Tim Mattran.

Those moves, announced by the teams Monday, are reflected in the chart at right.

The Rams' signings bring their numbers in line with division averages.

The Seahawks' numbers on both lines are heavy. They also have more receivers than any team in the division.

Seattle tends to load up on players before the draft, seeking maximum flexibility and security. The Seahawks have 65 players and seven known draft choices, plus a few compensatory picks. Unsigned draft choices do not count against the 80-man offseason limit, allowing teams to carry additional players through minicamps.