TE roulette continues

Seahawks bandagesThe Seahawks have had a tumultuous season at tight end, so why stop now?

Zach Miller has been on IR since midseason, and Tony Moeaki and Cooper Helfet have been taking turns sitting out games for the past month — leaving Luke Willson to alternate great weeks with horrendous ones.

Expect more of the same.

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On the DL: Hawks rely on veteran additions

If you ever wondered why the Seahawks prefer veteran defensive linemen to ones they draft themselves, just take a look at the current roster.

Entering the season, the Seahawks had four home-drafted linemen and five outside acquisitions on the active roster. With Jordan Hill heading to IR this week, the only ones still standing are the guys they got from other teams: Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, Kevin Williams, Tony McDaniel and O’Brien Schofield. (Bruce Irvin is now a starting linebacker who rushes in the nickel, so we’re not counting him as a lineman.)

Contrast the D-line with the defense’s back seven, which is entirely comprised of Seattle draft picks (including Irvin).

Pete Carroll and John Schneider seemingly have always preferred veteran defensive linemen — holdovers Brandon Mebane and Red Bryant, trade acquisition Chris Clemons and free agents Alan Branch, Jason Jones and the current quintet.

It might be because they prefer to play veterans who know all of the tricks, and it might be because they haven’t hit on many linemen in the draft.

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