As first reported by Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, the Seahawks have claimed Isaiah Stanback off waivers from the Patriots.
Stanback confirmed the move to the Seattle Times.
“It feels great,” said Stanback, who played quarterback for the Washington Huskies. “It feels great to be coming home, knowing all the people I’ve got behind me.”
A fourth-round pick in 2007, Stanback has dabbled at both wide receiver and quarterback in stops with the Cowboys and Patriots. Numerous injuries and slow development have limited him to five catches in 16 appearances spread across three seasons.
The Seahawks have a lot of bodies at wideout, but are currently down two projected starters with T.J. Houshmandzadeh (sports hernia) and Deion Branch (knee scope) recovering from surgeries. Stanback will still be a long shot to make the 53-man roster.