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Seahawks sign rookie FB Spencer Ware

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The Seahawks announced the signing of rookie fullback Spencer Ware on Thursday.

A sixth-round pick out of LSU, the 5-foot-10, 229-pound Ware rushed for 367 yards and a touchdown on 94 carries as a junior in 2012. He declared for the draft with one season of eligibility remaining.

Though Ware played running back at LSU, the Seahawks are listing him as a fullback, and it’s possible he could provide depth both behind starting lead blocker Michael Robinson and tailbacks Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael.

Ware’s lack of wear-and-tear could be an asset; he racked up just 294 carries and 39 receptions in three collegiate seasons. Also, he does not turn 22 until November.

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9 Responses to “Seahawks sign rookie FB Spencer Ware”
  1. jprcox says: May 16, 2013 7:14 PM

    How many FBs and RBs does a team normally have? 5 seems like a high number.

  2. papertiger418 says: May 16, 2013 7:17 PM

    Fix the ARREST METER you bums! I think this Titus Young guy may have gotten into some trouble…

  3. seaeagle707 says: May 16, 2013 7:32 PM

    PC was pretty high on Ware, during his post mini-camp presser. MikeRob is juuuuuust starting to get a little long in the tooth, which makes Ware’s role on the team somewhat define itself. We are def going to be having an exciting ground attack this season. That’s a big plus in a pass-happy league.

  4. oreo51 says: May 16, 2013 8:29 PM

    I think he makes the practice squad this year. He needs to gain a little weight to play FB. MRob isn’t done yet.

  5. bengalbowl says: May 16, 2013 8:35 PM

    @papertiger418

    Who does Titus Young play for?

  6. rufusporter says: May 16, 2013 8:40 PM

    Ware’s highlights are pretty fun to watch. Nothing but pure physicality in Seattle’s backfield. Hope the officials don’t get too crazy with this new helmet rule.

  7. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: May 16, 2013 8:48 PM

    I wonder if he will switch agents now…

  8. upstatenyfan says: May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

    I think 230 is a pretty thick fullback. I don’t want mike rob to leave. We all sometimes forget that he is a solid blocker and has been for a couple of years now. Plus he has been a good short yardage back, I think he only failed to convert once on (1 to go) all year.

  9. themackstrong says: May 16, 2013 9:19 PM

    Mike Rob is 6-1 and 240. He levels guys on some blocks and should have been All-Pro 2nd year in a row over both Leach and Felton because he can catch and run on top of the blocking. NFL films did an amazing piece on Beast Mode and Mike Rob where Lynch talks about the value of having his FB be his eyes and seeing the hole before he does. Spencer Ware welcome, I just don’t think this is draft a guy and he comes in and takes someones role day one. Seattle can carry 5 backs especially when 2 of them will probably be playing special teams and we run the ball more than anyone out there.

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