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Seahawks sign receiver Justin Veltung

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The Seattle Seahawks have signed another player who tried out with the team during their rookie mini-camp two weeks ago.

The team announced they have signed wide receiver Justin Veltung on Thursday. Veltung played at the University of Idaho and battled injuries his final two years. Veltung appeared in 43 games with 62 catches for 901 yards and eight touchdowns for Idaho.

The Seahawks were apparently intrigued by Veltung’s athleticism. As seen in the video below, Veltung can complete a 56-inch standing box jump. Veltung fills the roster spot of quarterback Josh Portis, who was released earlier this week after he was arrested and charged with suspicion of DUI.

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22 Responses to “Seahawks sign receiver Justin Veltung”
  1. jdphx says: May 23, 2013 11:16 PM

    Wow… Dems HOPS!!

  2. ninersdomanation says: May 23, 2013 11:32 PM

    Hahah!!!! Probly already craving the ADDERAL!!!!! Get the kid some crack like Pete Carrell peddles so he can win some games!!, I dont know were Pete gets these guys from but looks like needs to draft better to me!!! Go niner nation and domanation!!!,! Wooop!

  3. musicman495 says: May 23, 2013 11:40 PM

    The Seahawks were apparently intrigued by Veltung’s athleticism, and the fact that he could pass a urinalysis.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: May 23, 2013 11:44 PM

    Justin missed a lot of football due to injuries he sustained while trying to jump onto the top of a stack of dumbells.

  5. seabronco says: May 24, 2013 12:01 AM

    That’s crazy

  6. doe22us says: May 24, 2013 12:06 AM

    All that is mighty impressive but it will be for naught if he cant run fast nor catch balls consistently.

  7. rectumdamnnearkilledem says: May 24, 2013 12:19 AM

    Very impressive. But can he catch

  8. hendeeze says: May 24, 2013 12:23 AM

    “is taking PED’s mandatory” asked Justin.
    “Only on days that end in “Y”” said Pete

  9. iamthorny says: May 24, 2013 12:23 AM

    He must be on Adderall or he would’ve failed his Seahawks physical…

  10. landroo says: May 24, 2013 12:38 AM

    Holy cow, if this guy’s receiving talent matches his jumping ability, he should make the roster..that is, if he can stay healthy :-/.

  11. rickyspanish says: May 24, 2013 1:09 AM

    Holy crap, that’s impressive.

  12. ajm323 says: May 24, 2013 1:51 AM

    who knows about how that will help him make the roster but color me impressed

  13. jusjamn says: May 24, 2013 1:57 AM

    Now that is some pretty crazy leaping!

  14. jprcox says: May 24, 2013 2:35 AM

    Im a Seahawk fan and not even I can get too exited about this. I have no problem with talent coming from small schools, but they better tear it up when playing against sub-par competition.

    43 games and 901 yards…that isn’t exactly what I would call playing well.

    Impressive jumping – but can he CATCH?

  15. olyhawk says: May 24, 2013 2:41 AM

    You’ve got to love JSPC for the rocks that they will turn over to find unique talent. 5th round all pros and pro bowlers don’t happen by luck, they happen by superior scouting and out of the box thinking.

  16. libradad53 says: May 24, 2013 6:04 AM

    Kid has earned his shot just for that leaping ability. That was amazing video. If his hands can match, we might have a catch. A practice squad player for starters and then ??? Good luck to him and kudos for him to keep trying even after injuries.

  17. allidoiswin55 says: May 24, 2013 9:02 AM

    Perrettrollins Ped said it best…

    Lets get real here the media wants to blame and call the Seahawks cheaters however, they are no worse than any other team lets go over the suspensions, 
    3 were actually Seahawks when the tests took place, Irving, Guy, and Browner. 
    Sherman beat it so it doesnt count (you can call him a cheater but you were not there) 
    Barbre’s test was taken before he signed and he never played a down. 
    Tau tested positive after being signed to the practice squad, 
    Moffit was not suspended because of the drug because he had a prescription he was suspended because the proper paperwork was not filed by the team doctor. 
    This is just like anything else the media will only tell the half of the story that makes it an actual story so whiner fans can quit calling us cheaters because the fact of the matter is 3 suspension is the middle of the pack when it comes to the league.

  18. pacificnw7722 says: May 24, 2013 9:35 AM

    Red zone threat!

  19. seahawksbmx says: May 24, 2013 9:48 AM

    Mad hops. Red zone threat or at the very least, designated field goal blocker.

  20. nomadpat says: May 24, 2013 11:44 AM

    As a 40yo dude that can do 37″ box jumps, I can appreciate how high this is. Hope the hops can translate to the NFL.

  21. steelerben says: May 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    Adderal has an effect on mental acuity, not physical ability. It increases focus. It does not make you run faster, heal more quickly, or jump higher.

    Give it a rest, guys.

  22. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 24, 2013 11:34 PM

    jprcox says: May 24, 2013 2:35 AM

    I have no problem with talent coming from small schools, but they better tear it up when playing against sub-par competition.

    43 games and 901 yards…that isn’t exactly what I would call playing well.


    After clicking on a link to his official highlight reel, have 3 things to say:

    1. Some of those KRs were downright, dare I say it, Harvinesque. Kid has real speed. I can see why PCJS were interested.

    2. Apparently you are not allowed to play defense in the WAC. “Sup-par competition” is putting it mildly.

    3. Do yourself a favor and mute your speakers before you hit play. I have a sneaking suspicion Vultung’s agent produced that beat in-house.

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