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2012 Seahawks Gone from Roster
Coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider made headlines in 2010 for their willingness to constantly churn the Seattle Seahawks' roster. Three years later, they've built the roster to a point where player retention has become a bigger focus.
As the chart below shows, Seattle has on its 90-man roster players responsible for logging 87.4 percent of offensive and defensive snaps last season. That is the highest percentage in the division.
The chart at right shows the 2012 contributors no longer on the roster. Note that tight end Anthony McCoy landed on injured reserve after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon during organized team activities.
Seattle moved on from defensive tackle Alan Branch, defensive lineman Jason Jones, linebacker Leroy Hill and cornerback Marcus Trufant after those players played fairly meaningful roles in 2012. The draft brought defensive tackles Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams. Free-agent addition Cliff Avril will affect the rotation at linebacker, where Hill's production had waned. Antoine Winfield replaced Trufant as Seattle sought to upgrade its nickel corner position.
Note: The percentages at defensive back changed slightly for Seattle since Monday when I included the 122 snaps safety Jeron Johnson played. I had accidentally excluded his snaps from consideration.
Percentage of 2012 Snaps Remaining on Roster as of June 18, 2013
2012 Seahawks Gone from Roster Player Pos. GS Snaps Alan Branch DT 16 543 Leroy Hill LB 12 484 Anthony McCoy TE 5 442 Marcus Trufant CB 2 336 Jason Jones DL 0 306 Braylon Edwards WR 1 141 Ben Obomanu WR 0 139 Frank Omiyale T 1 109 Evan Moore TE 1 94 Leon Washington RB 0 53 Matt Flynn QB 0 35 Deon Butler WR 0 7 Hebron Fangupo DT 0 6 Source: ESPN Stats & Information Coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider made headlines in 2010 for their willingness to constantly churn the Seattle Seahawks' roster.