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Without Bobby Wagner, who will lead the Seahawks defense in 2022?

We examine what the Seahawks' defense and special teams units will look like when Week 1 rolls around.

Alex Didion

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Published: 9:38 AM PDT September 1, 2022
Updated: 2:05 PM PDT September 1, 2022

Editor's note: This story is part of KING 5's Seahawks season preview series.

A brand new Seattle Seahawks season is upon us, although the 2022 edition will look noticeably different than years past at some key spots.

The quarterback position might be the most obvious with Russell Wilson now in Denver, but longtime linebacker Bobby Wagner arguably leaves a more gaping hole in the heart of the Seahawks defense.

Wagner returned to his roots in southern California and someone new will have to step up and become the vocal, on-field leader of Seattle's defense. Clint Hurtt is in his first season as the Seahawks defensive coordinator, although he has been on the defensive coaching staff since 2017.

So how does the defensive depth chart look entering the 2022 NFL season?

Let's examine each level of the defense, as well as who will be manning the most visible roles on special teams.

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