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Pete Carroll signs one of his old players

As speculation intensifies that former USC coach Pete Carroll might hold a Trojan reunion in Seattle with guests like Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, there’s an early arrival to the party.

We wonder if he brought any homemade potato salad.

The Seahawks have signed Tom Malone, a two-time All-Pac-10 punter and a second-team All-American in 2004 at USC.

Malone has spent the last three years on the New England practice squad.  He has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game.

It appears on the surface to be merely a courtesy; the Seahawks last season signed Jon Ryan to a six-year, $9.1-million contract.

Then again, there’s a new sheriff in town, and Pete Carroll might prefer to go with the guy whom he didn’t have to use all that often when guys like Leinart and Bush were moving the ball up and down the field.

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15 Responses to “Pete Carroll signs one of his old players”
  1. TryTheVeal says: Feb 13, 2010 3:58 PM

    I wonder if he signed for the same money he got at USC, or did they take inflation into account.

  2. FireJerryJones says: Feb 13, 2010 4:27 PM

    This was not news when he signed at USC either

  3. Paulitik says: Feb 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    Good one!

  4. medic406 says: Feb 13, 2010 4:54 PM

    @TryTheVeal
    Hilarious and true

  5. medic406 says: Feb 13, 2010 4:58 PM

    As an addition, Carroll is not used to dealing with a salary cap when paying his players at SC, maybe that is why he has decided to come back to the NFL now since there won’t be a cap any longer.

  6. Citizen Strange says: Feb 13, 2010 5:14 PM

    Any word about Carroll bringing any USC coeds to his Seattle beach house?

  7. JustAGuy says: Feb 13, 2010 5:33 PM

    The signing could be a desire to avoid complacency in the current punter by providing competition at the position.

  8. danlinker says: Feb 13, 2010 6:14 PM

    Now come get Leinart quick, before he hrows any picks for the cards next year.

  9. 1usctrojan says: Feb 13, 2010 6:20 PM

    The imbeciles show up…..here’s a clue morons, the allegations are that AGENTS paid a USC player, not the university or Pete Carroll. No booster was involved.

  10. downwithdansnyder says: Feb 13, 2010 6:29 PM

    Yeh, but how much of that punter’s contract is guaranteed and secondly who the hell keeps a PUNTER on the practive squad for 3 years? I know the Pats are smart, but that seems a bit odd.

  11. FumbleNuts says: Feb 13, 2010 6:35 PM

    I hope Carroll can scoop up some good players in free agency. Hopefully, the Seahawks stike early.

  12. Larry David says: Feb 13, 2010 6:51 PM

    They signed a punter to a 9 mill dollar contract!? WOW!

  13. medic406 says: Feb 13, 2010 8:42 PM

    @ 1usctrojan
    “Imbeciles”? who are you… Moe from the 3 stooges? That word went out of style when “talkies” started playing at a theater near you.
    You must’ve taken the wrong pill, if you think Carroll had no knowledge of Bush and Co. making it rain with Benjamins at SC. Guys like you make Vegas rich.
    Million sperms in one ejaculation…and you were the best? Very sad.

  14. SteelersQT says: Feb 13, 2010 10:05 PM

    To “TrytheVeal”
    your comment… A CLASSIC!!!! LMTO!!!

  15. artieblanksucsbigD says: Feb 13, 2010 11:56 PM

    Florio, introductions should be REGGIE BUSH SUPERBOWL WINNER when u address him from now on!

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