Bruce Irvin added to the 53-man roster. Wide receiver Stephen Williams has been released.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 5, 2013
Pete Carroll’s search for a quality ‘big guy’ continues.
Stephen Williams was a revelation during the pre-season. He’s been anonymous in the first four weeks of the regular season.
Carroll has often talked about his appreciation for big receivers who can make plays downfield. One of his first acts as Head Coach was to visit with Brandon Marshall. They showed some interest in Vincent Jackson. They made a project out of Mike Williams.
Seattle has some talent at receiver, but they don’t have a jump-ball specialist who is a major threat in the red zone. We saw in the Pro-Bowl how good Russell Wilson looked throwing to guys like that.
It remains a big need for the Seahawks and there are some options in the 2014 draft.
On a more positive note, this could mean good news regarding Percy Harvin.
And what does it say about how the team feels about Benson Mayowa? Despite the pass-rush depth on the roster, he remains. They clearly believe he has a big future. What other explanation is there?