Seahawks sign 5 tryout players from rookie minicamp
RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed five tryout players from their rookie minicamp, but the group did not include former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams.
The Seahawks released defensive tackles A.J. Francis and Lars Koht, safety Robert Smith and waived/injured safety Mohammed Seisay and wide receiver Jeff Fuller to clear space on the 90-man roster.
Highlighting Seattle's signings was former North Texas cornerback Jamal Marshall and Texas Tech linebacker Pete Robertson. The Seahawks also signed fullback Taniela Tupou, tight end Ronnie Shields and wide receiver Tyler Slavin. Shields and Slavin signed futures contracts after the end of the 2015 season but were released following the NFL draft.
Adams was one of three quarterbacks in the minicamp, but Seattle chose to go with former TCU QB Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps as the backups to Russell Wilson for now.
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