June 24, 2024

During the relatively subdued free agency period, the Seattle Seahawks made strategic moves by signing seasoned veterans like linebacker Jerome Baker and safeties Rayshawn Jenkins and K’Von Wallace. However, significant questions persist regarding the team’s offensive lineup, particularly concerning quarterback Geno Smith’s future and the stability of their interior offensive line, aggravated by the departure of guard Damien Lewis to the Carolina Panthers.

Seahawks signing receiver/kick returner Laviska Shenault - Seattle Sports

Despite these uncertainties, the Seahawks have maintained a strong receiving corps, led by DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith Njigba, which is widely regarded as one of the league’s most formidable. Nevertheless, under the new leadership of Mike McDonald, the team appears to be seeking additional depth for this already impressive group, opting to take a chance on a talented receiver with a history of injuries and limited production in recent seasons, according to reports by Mike Garafolo.

Laviska Shenault Jr. arrived in the NFL with considerable anticipation, drawing comparisons to Cordarrelle Patterson due to his versatile skill set. Hailing from Colorado, Shenault was touted as a tall, sturdy receiver with the ability to contribute as a return specialist and even in the rushing game with jet sweeps and specific offensive packages.

Despite the Seattle Seahawks’ already formidable receiving corps, adding Shenault provides cost-effective insurance against potential injuries. Moreover, considering the significant cap hit associated with veteran Tyler Lockett, the Seahawks may be looking to groom Shenault as their next perimeter star for the future, given Lockett’s contract situation.

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