While teams can’t technically sign undrafted players until 10 a.m. eastern Tuesday, the rumor mill began swirling at a whirlwind pace Monday evening.
Seattle signed 15 undrafted free agents in 2010, and the roster sizes have been expanded from 80 to 90 for 2011 training camp.
As of about midnight pacific on Tuesday morning, the Seahawks are rumored to have “signed” the following players: Ricardo Lockette (WR, Fort Valley State), Ricky Thernarse (SS/ATH, Nebraska), Jesse Hoffman (DB, Eastern Washington), Jeron Johnson (SS, Boise State), Michael Morgan (LB, USC), Doug Baldwin (WR, Stanford), Ron Parker (S, Newberry), Ladi Ajiboye (DT, South Carolina), Brent Osborne (OG, Harvard), Pierre Allen (DE, Nebraska).
Ryan Travis, FB/H-back from D-II West Liberty rumored on Tuesday a.m; 126 catches and 140.2 receiving yards per game in 2010.
UPDATE: Tolzien is not a Seahawk; infact, he's a Charger?
Add Josh Portis and Zach Hurd--both listed below--to the signings. Also, Zac Lee (QB/ATH, Nebraska)
Lockette stands out as raw size with deep speed; Morgan is a “4.45” strong side linebacker who was mostly a reserve in college; John Schneider hand wrote and faxed a letter, then Pete picked up the phone and called Baldwin to seal the deal; Parker is 6’ and has sub 4.4 speed; Allen carried a mid round grade, a versatile defensive end; Ajiboye is stout at the 3-tech spot.
We’ll get more in-depth into these players once the signings actually begin and the group presumably grows in the near future.
Seattle still has some holes to address; here are some guys who are rumored to still be available and some other questions pertaining to the rest of the undrafted free agent signing process:
Quarterbacks Adam Froman, Josh Portis, Adam Weber all figure to be candidates to come Seattle if Tolzien doesn’t.
Will any more help come at the fullback spot...such as defensive tackle Matangi Tonga, who went through fullback drills in the pre-draft process.
Seattle still needs help at center and potentially more on the offensive line; Zach Hurd, Josh Davis, Michael Huey (linked to Seattle), Zane Taylor
There are a lot of names still available on the defensive line, notably Martin Parker, Ollie Ogbu, John Graves, Brandon Bair. Kiante Tripp is little known, but 6’5, 302 and athletic.
Does Seattle look for a middle linebacker?
Does the onslaught of cornerbacks continue? Darrin Walls, Jerrard Tarrant, Ryan Jones