KEY POINTS

  • The Seattle Seahawks have elected to release Levi Lewis
  • The Seahawks could be eyeing acquiring the services of Marquis Goodwin
  • Lewis' unpolished skill set could have compelled the Seahawks to cut ties

The Seattle Seahawks are one of the teams linked to Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns, and their recent move to release Levi Lewis may spur expectations.

However, it appears that coach Pete Carroll had other intentions in mind.

The Seahawks released the 24-year-old play-caller on Friday, May 20, roughly 20 days after he was initially signed.

Although he was an exciting prospect, Lewis was considered a long shot to make the active roster.

This was even though the Louisiana native boasts of great mobility and decent arm strength.

But his height (5-foot-11) plus his weight (195-pounds) just did not make him a plausible quarterback, who could potentially do well in the NFL.

Regardless, Lewis was productive for the Lousiana Ragin’ Cajuns. He may eventually be able to make it to the league but needs further development.

The move, however, also means that the Seahawks have an open spot in their 90-man roster.

Although most speculate that Seattle may add another play-caller, it appears that is not the case.

According to Michael-Shawn Duggar of The Athletic, Seattle plans to fill their open roster spot with wide receiver Marquis Goodwin.

The addition of the 31-year-old player would add speed to the Seahawks, not to mention Goodwin seen as a vertical threat who can catch it deep with whoever is on the field playing the quarterback position.

Last season with the Chicago Bears, Goodwin had 20 catches for 313 yards and a touchdown.

Aside from Goodwin, only linebacker George Iloka is the only other prospect that is working out with Seattle.

However, he has not played active football in the last couple of years.

Considering that Iloka is flexible and can play multiple positions, his chances of making the active roster are possible.

The 32-year-old boasts of a ton of experience and has missed only four games from 2013 to 2018.

In that span, he was a starter from 2013 to 2017.

Unfortunately, he suffered an ACL injury in 2020 that hampered his stellar run.

Although the Seahawks do not need another safety, it is possible that Seattle may be studying if he is worth adding as a linebacker who knows how to cover the field well.

Levi Lewis #1 of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Levi Lewis #1 of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Photo: Getty Images | Chris Graythen