After the Seahawks finished things up Saturday in the NFL draft and signed nine undrafted free agents on Sunday, coach Pete Carroll said that it will be more challenging than ever for a newcomer to make the squad.

Carroll added that no one is safe when it comes to a roster spot.

“We hope it’s really hard, it’s very difficult. That means we’re going in the right direction,” Carroll said Saturday after completing the draft. “The whole idea is to make this roster as competitive as possible. And so that means it’s hard for these guys to make it.

“But it’s also the quality of guys we were able to draft and attract here in free agency; it makes it hard for the guys to keep their jobs. That’s just understood; that’s part of the make-up of being here at the Seahawks.”

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