By Dayna O’Gorman //@DaynaOG
Wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow is no stranger to many in Seattle, but a name not well known in the NFL. He is working hard to change that during the preseason.
Stringfellow’s football career didn’t start off on the best foot. After playing for the University of Washington, he was suspended from the team for fighting with Seahawks fans after the Seattle Super Bowl win. He then transferred to Ole Miss where he played for 2 seasons. In his final season there, he caught 46 passes, for 716 yards and 6 touchdowns.
He went undrafted in 2017, but was picked up by the Miami Dolphins. He was waived by the Dolphins prior to the season starting but was signed by the New York Jets. He spent the season on the practice squad.
Seattle signed him to a contract a few months ago, and Stringfellow has been impressing people ever since. With there being a lot of competition at the WR position in Seattle, most didn’t have him making it to the 53 man roster. However, after the first preseason game, and the way he has shown up in practice, minds are being changed.
He had just one catch last Thursday against the Indianapolis Colts, for 15 yards, but his presence in practice is catching the attention of the coaches and the media.
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 12, 2018
To be fair to the Colts’ D, David Moore and <checks notes> Damore’ea Stringfellow are really tough to stop.
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) August 10, 2018
There haven’t been many who have been singing the praises of the Seahawks wide receivers this year. Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett will return, however, there was talk that there was “something lacking” in the group. Seahawks added Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown to the WR corps this offseason, hoping to bring a different skill set to the Seattle passing game.
Stringfellow may another guy to help add with that. With his big body, athleticism, and that vertical jump (38 inches on his pro day), he could help fill the hole Paul Richardson and Jimmy Graham left. He is definitely one to watch.
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