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Monday, September 7, 2009
Seahawks' practice squad, divisional perspective

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

NFC West roster counts, including practice squads
Pos. ARI SF STL SEA Avg.
QB 3 3 3 3 3.0
RB 5 6 5 6 5.5
WR 8 8 5 7 7.0
TE 3 3 4 3 3.3
OL 10 10 10 11 10.0
DL 8 8 12 11 9.8
LB 8 9 8 7 8.0
DB 9 11 11 10 10.3
ST 3 3 3 3 3.0
Totals 57 61 61 61 60.0

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando


The seven players Seattle signed to its practice squad tell coaches, in general, how many players they'll have for practice at a given position.

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo pointed to this often overlooked figure when asked about the Rams' lack of depth at receiver. The team has only four receivers on its 53-man roster. What mattered to Spagnuolo in the short term was how many receivers the Rams had available to practice. The number stands at five. The Rams would like six.

The chart shows positional roster counts for NFC West teams, including players signed to practice squads. The Cardinals have only four players on their practice squad. Their numbers in the secondary are relatively low.

None of the NFC West teams has signed a quarterback to its practice squad.

Also: Seattle's initial 53-man practice squad features receiver Mike Hass, receiver Logan Payne, safety Jamar Adams, running back Devin Moore and tackle Kyle Williams, all released during the reduction to 53 players. The team also signed center Blake Schlueter, formerly of the Broncos, and cornerback Roy Lewis, formerly of the Steelers.

Following up: Chart has been updated to relfect the 49ers' signing of Tony Pashos and placement of Diyral Briggs on the practice squad. Also, the Seahawks have signed linebacker Thomas Williams, formerly of the Jaguars, to fill out their practice squad.