SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks on Monday announced 12 additional free agent signings bringing their total up to 17.
As soon as the 2020 NFL Draft ended last weekend, teams were allowed to sign players who didn’t hear their names called.
General Manager John Schneider and Pete Carroll have long valued undrafted free agency as another way to add competition to the roster.
Some notable free agents from recent memory who went on to play a major role in the Seahawks success include Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Michael Bennett.
Other notable players who signed with the Seahawks as undrafted free agents include Dave Kreig, Joe Nash, Norm Johnson, Eugene Robinson, Rufus Porter, Mack Strong, John Kitna, Jordan Babineaux and David Hawthorne.
Here’s a list of the undrafted free agents the Seahawks signed who will look to make the roster this season:
The most notable name among football fans in the PNW, Gordon comes to the Seahawks after finishing second in the nation in 2019 with 5,580 yards and 47 touchdowns – behind only No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow of LSU.
Gordon began his career at City College of San Francisco before transferring to WSU. He waited three years, including backing up future Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, before winning the starting job last season.
Gordon joins Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks currently on the Seahawks roster.
Another familiar name for local football fans, Fuller comes to the Seahawks after starring at the University of Washington. He led the team in receiving last year with 59 receptions for 702 yards and six touchdowns.
Fuller finished his Huskies career ranked seventh in school history with 2,051 receiving yards in 54 career games.
A 6-foot, 1-inch 229-pound defensive end, Mencer led the Great Danes with 14.5 sacks last season. He led the nation with five forced fumbles and added another 24 tackles for loss.
Mencer finished his career with 21.5 sacks and 41.5 tackles for loss in 45 games.
A 6-foot, 2-inch 198-pound defensive back, Renfro left Texas A&M after his junior season. In 37 career games with the Aggies, Renfro recorded 134 total tackles and had 14 passes defensed.
A 6-foot, 5-inch 320-pound offensive tackle, Champion started his college career at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Champion then transferred to Mississippi State where he played in 18 games with six starts in two seasons.
Avery transferred to Southeastern Missouri State after playing at Independence Community College in Kansas. In two seasons with the Redhawks, Avery had 7 tackles for loss and 2 ½ sacks.
A 5-foot, 10 inch 205-pound running back, Carr began his career at the University of Colorado Boulder where he played one season before transferring to Houston.
During his career with the Cougars, Carr had 227 attempts for 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns. His best season came in 2018 when he led Houston with 152 carries for 868 yards and five touchdowns.
A 6-foot, 3-inch 218-pound wide receiver, Dawkins finished last season with 16 catches for 348 yards and three touchdowns.
In 41 career games with the Cardinals, Dawkins had 94 catches for 1,510 yards and nine touchdowns.
A 6-foot, 1-inch 200-pound defensive back, Heslop played in 45 career games for Stony Brook – starting the last 37 in a row. Heslop finished his Seawolves career with 196 total tackles, 30 passes defensed and four forced fumbles.
Jones finished his career at FIU with 2,010 yards rushing and 21 rushing touchdowns. Jones missed seven games his junior season after he and a teammate were hurt in a drive-by shooting outside a home they were visiting in Miami.
“That first night, I asked God, ‘Why me?’” Jones said in a 2019 interview with The Associated Press. “I did. You know I did. I just wished I could rewind time, man. Why me? I don’t ever do anything to anybody. I’m a good dude. I respect everybody. I’m a respectful man. My momma raised me right. I’ve never done anything to anybody. I just want to play football, graduate, get my degree and help my family.”
Jones’ brother is Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook.
A 6 foot, 3 inch 295-pound defensive tackle, Lattimore played in 44 career games with the Hawkeyes and recorded six sacks and seven tackles for loss.
Lattimore was named honorable mention All-Big Ten following his senior season after he recorded 44 total tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
A 6-foot, 4-inch 248-pound tight end, Mabry transferred to Maryland after spending four seasons at the University of Buffalo. Mabry played in 31 games for the Bulls – recording 60 catches for 567 yards and three touchdowns.
In his lone year with the Terrapins, Mabry had 13 catches for 155 yards and three touchdowns.
Miller started 25 of 44 career games at Baylor and was named Second Team All-Big 12 in 2019. He finished last year with 76 total tackles and two forced fumbles.
Norwood was named second team All Big 12 after finishing his senior season at West Virginia with 64 total tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception.
Norwood began his collegiate career at Ohio State where he redshirted his freshmen year and then played in 11 games in 2016.
Norwood then transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College where he played for one season. He finished third on the team with 71 tackles, five pass breakups, three tackles for loss and one interception before transferring to West Virginia.
Siverand went to Oaklahoma State in 2018 as a graduate transfer from Texas A&M. In two seasons with the Cowboys, Siverand recorded 11 total tackles and one fumble recovery after playing mostly on special teams.
In four seasons at Troy, Webb played in 48 games and recorded 20 ½ tackles for loss to go along with 11 ½ sacks. Webb was named Sun Belt Player of the Week following Troy’s win over Georgia Southern in November after recording three sacks and seven tackles.
Wood-Anderson played two seasons with the Volunteers after transferring from Airzona Western Community College.
The 6-foot, 4-inch 257-pound tight end had 21 catches for 268 yards and one touchdown last season.
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