Dan Quinn, Stephen Hauschka among ex-Seahawks in the playoffs

Former Seahawks kicker Stephen Hauschka went 29-for-33 on field goals and 29-for-29 on extra points this season for the Bills. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

This season's NFL playoffs will not include the Seahawks after Seattle missed out for the first time since 2011. They will include a few notable ex-Seahawks, though.

Here's a look at some former Seahawks players and coaches whose teams will be playing during wild-card weekend.


Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (4:20 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC)

Ron Parker, FS, Chiefs. The Seahawks' 2013 secondary was so loaded with talent that several players who who either backups on that team or were cut out of training camp eventually became starters, either in Seattle or elsewhere. Parker was one of them. He landed in Kansas City and signed a five-year, $25 million contract in 2015. Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and safety Steven Terrell are two Chiefs backups who used to play for Seattle. Terrell filled in for Earl Thomas last season. Seattle traded Pierre-Louis to Kansas City for fellow linebacker D.J. Alexander last summer.

Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams (8:15 p.m. ET, NBC)

Dan Quinn, HC, Falcons. Quinn was one of the few assistants from Jim L. Mora's staff whom Pete Carroll retained when he came to Seattle in 2010. You know the rest: Quinn was promoted from defensive-line coach to defensive coordinator when Gus Bradley left, then he took the Falcons' head-coaching job after Seattle's second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. He has the Falcons back in the playoffs as the NFC's No. 6 seed after their collapse in last season's Super Bowl. Marquand Manuel, a former Seattle assistant who followed Quinn to Atlanta, is now the Falcons' defensive coordinator.

Ahtyba Rubin, DT, Falcons. Rubin started for Seattle in 2015 and '16 and was projected to do so again in 2017, but the Seahawks cut him when they traded for Sheldon Richardson heading into the season. He had a brief stint with Denver before landing in Atlanta, where he's been a backup. Former Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is also with the Falcons.


Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (1:05 p.m. ET, CBS)

Stephen Hauschka, PK, Bills. On second thought, Seahawks fans might not want to watch this game lest they get another painful reminder of what happened in 2017. Seattle moved on from Hauschka after his down 2016 season, declining to re-sign him as a free agent and instead going with Blair Walsh in a cost-saving move. The rationale was fine. The result was horrible, with Walsh missing several key field goal attempts en route to finishing 21-of-29. The Seahawks would likely be in the playoffs instead of watching them if Walsh had a season like Hauschka's: 29-of-33 on field goals and 29-of-29 on extra points.

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (4:40 p.m. ET, Fox)

Max Unger, C, Saints. Another one who got away. Actually, Seattle gave Unger away, sending him to New Orleans in the Jimmy Graham trade in 2015. There was a fear in Seattle at the time that Unger's body was breaking down. He had missed 13 games over the 2013 and '14 seasons. So much for that. Unger has missed only one game in three seasons since and got a three-year, $22.2 million extension in 2016. Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, a starter for Seattle in 2013, 2014 and 2016, is now a backup with New Orleans.