For Seahawks, Tryout Signings Are Nothing New

Rookie minicamp and tryouts are in the books for the Seattle Seahawks, and the signings that followed shouldn’t come as a surprise.  The Seahawks have always coveted finding value in tryout/undrafted talent.  In fact, during their 2013 Super Bowl run, there were 24 players on the roster that were not selected in their respective drafts. Given Seattle’s history of signing UDFA’s, here are two positions to keep an eye on:

Wide Receiver: The Seahawks held at least two UDFA wide receivers on their roster from 2012-2016, and Damore’ea Stringfellow may be the next man up in that regard. Stringfellow was signed as an UDFA by the Dolphins last season, and fits the mold of a Jermaine Kearse (he even spent a season at UW).  The Seahawks have signed a bevy of UDFA’s wide receivers in the past, including Kearse, Doug Baldwin, Tanner McEvoy, Chris Matthews and Ricardo Lockette.  This could mean that Stringfellow, who impressed over the weekend, could make a splash in OTA’s/training camp.

Offensive Line: This is another position that the Seahawks have zeroed in on in past seasons. The likes of George Fant, Gary Gilliam and Alvin Bailey have graced the frontlines of Seattle’s offense at one point or another.  The Seahawks inked up a pair of interior lineman after the draft in Brad Lundblade of Oklahoma State and Idaho State’s Skyler Phillips.  They also signed center Marcus Henry, tackle Nick Callender and guard Avery Young after tryouts.


With the Nate Carroll and Mike Solari taking over wide receiver and offensive line coaching duties respectively, expect at least one of those prospects to make the roster in 2018.



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