The Seattle Seahawks have announced the signing veteran of LS Bryan Pittman.
His agent, Kevin Gold, confirmed he has signed a one year contract, the amount is undisclosed. The total is probably in the $400,000 range.
Pittman replaces recently released LS Tyler Schmitt, a sixth round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren described Schmitt as "having the back of a 60 year old," one would assume this was the primary reason for his release.
After missing the entire 2008 season the Seahawk's simply cut their losses.
Pittman is a former Washington Husky. He started 92 straight games for the Houston Texans before being suspended for four games last December for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
He was nabbed for using Diuretic, which could be used to mask steroids.
The 32 year old Pittman looks to solidify the position on a permanent basis. The Seahawks have been trying to find a long term solution ever since LS JP Darche left after the 2006 season.