CB - SEA
Week 13 Outlook
Seahawks' first-round DB Devon Witherspoon, who missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury, returned to practice Wednesday and is slated to debut vs. Detroit.
Witherspoon was selected 5th overall this year, coming off the board as the first CB taken. The Illinois product suffered a hamstring injury in mid-August, but HC Pete Carroll called this upcoming game Witherspoon's "debut," a strong indication he is ready to play. Witherspoon will line up opposite Tariq Woolen, in what promises to be one of the most talented CB tandems in the league.
Devon Witherspoon is not expected to play Week 1 after dealing with a hamstring injury.
Witherspoon was a shutdown cornerback in college and Seattle drafted him with that in mind. When he comes back he will be joining a young, but stout defense playing alongside Tariq Woolen and Jordyn Brooks.
Devon Witherspoon (hamstring) has been practicing this week, but his status for this week's season opener remains iffy.
Witherspoon has been trying to get back in time for the Seahawks' season opener since originally injuring his hamstring a month ago. The No. 5 overall pick in this year's draft is obviously expected to contribute right away for the Seattle secondary.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, first-round CB Devon Witherspoon is not expected to be present on the field to start the Seattle Seahawks' training camp. Witherspoon is the last member of the 2023 rookie class to sign their rookie deal.
Witherspoon is an athletic, aggressive cornerback who has the chance to create a dynamic CB duo with 2022's stand-out late-round rookie Tariq Woolen. Witherspoon and Seattle have failed to settle on a contract as the two sides are probably debating on payout structures and language. When Witherspoon joins the team at training camp, Seattle can start developing the talented, versatile defender for a potentially big freshman campaign.
Devon Witherspoon is reportedly receiving reps at multiple secondary positions in Seahawks camp.
The No. 5 overall pick selected by Seattle back in April, Witherspoon is fully expected to play a huge immediate role in the Seahawks secondary opposite of Tariq Woolen. He is appearing to already be showing his versatility in camp.