Rookie free agent signings by the Seahawks
Per the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon. The team has announced they have agreed to terms with the following TEN rookie free agents:
Phil Bates (Ohio), London Durham (McNeese St), Rishaw Johnson (Cal), Jermaine Kearse (Washington), Sean McGrath (Henderson St), Jon Opperud (Montana), DeShawn Shead (Portland St.), Monte Taylor (Cincinnati), Lavasier Tuinei (Oregon) and Carson Wiggs (Purdue).
Always a fun time post-draft is to look at the UDFA's as they're called to see who the team wants to get a look at.
Remember this name from 2011 Seahawks fans. Doug Baldwin. He was on this list. A future Seahawks star could be in the ten previous names just mentioned.
Last year, out of 19 UDFA signees, Josh Portis, Jeron Johnson, Richardo Lockette, Ron Parker, and the afore mentioned Doug Baldwin all made the team.
Rumored to be coming to town via FieldGulls.com
- Tennessee RB Tauren Poole
- Webber International QB Chris Hart
- Louisiana State FB James Stampley
- Mississippi State OL Addison Lawrence
- Miami OG Joel Figueroa
- Hawaii DL Zach Masch
James Stampley Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
A former walkon who not only earned a scholarship, but also became a starter for the Tigers at fullback ... Played in 34 games with 14 starts ... A ferocious blocker who helped pave the way for one of the most successful rushing offenses in school history in 2011 ... Thought to be among the hardest hitters on the team as he broke over 30 of his own face masks and one helmet in collisions in practice or games during his career ... Scored the only touchdown of his career on a 1-yard run against Ole Miss in 2011 ... Only touched the ball three times during his career, all coming on the goalline against Ole Miss in 2011 ... Graduated in December of 2011 with a degree in psychology.
Webber International QB Chris Hart Stats/Video
Name: Chris Hart
College: Webber International Number: 1
Height: 6-2 Weight: 222
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
40 Time: 4.76 40 Low: 4.68 40 High: 4.86
Tennessee RB Tauren Poole
Class:2008 (High School)
Tennessee RB Tauren Poole is a character player who put up good production behind a young offensive line his senior year as a Volunteer
An inside look at senior RB Tauren Poole. (Vid)
Mississippi State OL Addison Lawrence
Weight: 300 pounds
Class Year: Sr
Hometown: Coldwater, MS
High School: Magnolia Heights
Two-year starter at right tackle for the Bulldogs . . . Has opened the last 25 games for State and played in a total of 35 . . . Made the move from high school tight end to the offensive line at State and redshirted his first season on campus . . . Was all-state at tight end in the Mississippi Private School Association.
Miami OG Joel Figueroa
Height: 6-5 3/8
Arm: 33 7/8
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 83 5/8
Hometown: North Miami, FL
A 6th year senior who missed final three quarters of the 2010 season with a lower extremity injury and has also had shoulder problems as well. Is a thickly built kid who struggles to keep his pad level down off the ball and lacks the range to play on the outside in the NFL. Started at right tackle for Miami in 2010, but his body type and overall skill set makes me think he's better suited to play as a guard. Doesn't have the athleticism needed to reach speed off the edge and plays too high to consistently re-direct and mirror in space.
Hawaii DL Zach Masch
Years experience: Sr (4V)
Hometown: Nevada City, CA (Arizona Western CC)
2011 (Senior): Played in all 13 games including 10 starts as a defensive lineman…recorded 40 tackles including 4.0 for loss…also had 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and four quarterback hurries…had a career high eight tackles and one forced fumble at San Jose State (Oct. 14)…recorded five tackles at Idaho (Oct. 29) and against Brigham Young (Dec. 3)…competed in the AstroTurf NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl all-star game.
2010 (Junior): Appeared in 10 games on the defensive line...tallied 13 tackles, including two sacks...had three tackles, one sack, two quarterback hurries, and one pass break-up against Idaho (Oct. 30)...had one sack against Tulsa (Dec. 24) in the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl.
College: Ohio Number: 5
Height: 6-1 Weight: 200
Position: WR OR QB OR H-Back
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012
40 Time: 4.49 40 Low: 4.43 40 High: 4.58
2011: Has contributed through the air, on the ground, as a pass catcher and in the return game for the Bobcats ... Had his first career receiving touchdown as part of a three catch, 71-yard performance against Marshall (Sept. 17) ... Also had a 14-yard kick return and two carries against the Thundering Herd ... Rushed for 35 yards on four carries, caught a pass and completed a 58-yard pass at New Mexico State (Sept. 3) ... Had two carries and took in a 14-yard reception against Gardner-Webb (Sept. 10) ... Had a three-yard carry, caught three passes for 46 yards and had a 17-yard kick return at Rutgers (Sept. 24) ... Rushed for 23 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 18 yards vs. Kent State (Oct. 1) ... Threw a 37-yard touchdown pass vs. Ball State (Oct. 15) ... Had three catches for 46 yards at Akron (Oct. 22)... Completed a 23-yard pass vs. Temple (Nov. 2).
London Durham CB #10 McNeese State
Class: Senior 3V
Previous School: Ozen HS
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas
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