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Seahawks sign Travis Beckum, two others to contracts

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The Seahawks are giving Travis Beckum a look.

Beckum, the former Giants and University of Wisconsin tight end, was among three players signed to reserve/future contracts by Super Bowl champion Seattle on Monday, the club said.

A Wisconsin product, the 27-year-old Beckum last appeared in an NFL regular-season game with the Giants in 2012. A third-round pick of the Giants in 2009, Beckum has hauled in 26 passes for 264 yards and three TDs in regular-season play.

As a member of the Giants, Beckum suffered a torn ACL in the club’s Super Bowl XLVI victory against New England. In the previous game, he caught four passes as the Giants defeated the 49ers for the NFC title.

The Seahawks also signed linebacker Mike Taylor and defensive back Terrance Parks to contracts. Taylor (6-2, 222) was on the Seahawks’ practice squad for a stint in December, while Parks (6-2, 218) was with the Chiefs in the summer of 2012. Taylor played collegiately at Wisconsin, while Parks played at Florida State.

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14 Responses to “Seahawks sign Travis Beckum, two others to contracts”
  1. pacificnw7722 says: Feb 10, 2014 9:10 PM

    TE Travis Beckum is a nice signing for the Hawks. He will be a good target for QB Russell Wilson.

  2. snoqualmieterry says: Feb 10, 2014 9:12 PM

    I wonder if the TE is in case Zachary Miller isn’t willing to take a pay cut. My guess is we will draft a TE in the first round of May’s draft.

  3. qdog112 says: Feb 10, 2014 9:14 PM

    While the rest of the world is caught up debating the worthiness of Michael Sam, the World Champs, quietly go about their business of preparing to repeat.

    The funny thing is that Carroll would be likely to sign Sam without reservation, as long as he fits the design.

    The rest of the NFL is playing catch up.

  4. seatownballers says: Feb 10, 2014 9:20 PM

    Looks like we’re moving on past Miller. Let’s draft the uw Jenkins kid.

  5. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Feb 10, 2014 9:23 PM

    Hope he likes PEDs

  6. jeffesky says: Feb 10, 2014 9:56 PM

    Love Hayes coments on the Hawks.

  7. rondayne33 says: Feb 11, 2014 12:03 AM

    So let me get this straight? He’s a free agent reject and as soon as he signs with Seattle, Seahawk fans declare it a “nice signing” and “preparation for repeat.” Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, one-time champions.

  8. cascadiacitizen says: Feb 11, 2014 1:02 AM

    ASJ is a perfect fit in the Hawks offensive scheme, really hope we take him at 32. Big body, good blocker, nice hands. Chop Chop and ASJ, the UW connect!

  9. cchicinfan says: Feb 11, 2014 1:27 AM

    Let’s not draft the uw Jenkins kid (unless it is in the 7th round). He doesn’t have the best hands and is an injury waiting to happen. People are in love with his exceptional size and strength, but he has some real red flags. I really wanted the Hawks to draft a tight end last year in the 2nd or 3rd round, then on top of everything they let McGrath go. Couldn’t understand why they only kept 2 TE’s. Instead “lead hands” Kellen gets a ring. Go figure.

  10. maurysline says: Feb 11, 2014 6:31 AM

    Beckum has shown no ability to block at all…..either from the point of attack on the LOS or out in space and downfield. What good is an undersized TE who can’t block at all. At least Jimmy Graham has the size needed to get in people’s way with no blocking ability. Be Kim just gets pushed over at 245lbs ( he actually always looked smaller , more like 230-35) Too slow as a WR and does not have the needed skills to play TE in the NFL. He will be cut eventually.

  11. thebirdofprey2 says: Feb 11, 2014 4:25 PM

    Seattle drafted Luke Willson in the 5th round and the kid is going to be a stud. 6’5 runs a 4.5, much improved blocking behind Zach Miller.

    He absolutely toasted Patrick Willis on a 40 yard TD on a crossing route. I would like to see a TE early but watching Bevell’s offense the TE just isn’t targeted often enough, blocking is key. Beckum sounds more like a roster move for the 3rd TE spot with TE’s McCoy and Davis contracts being up.

  12. bigwayne75 says: Feb 11, 2014 5:21 PM

    Start of the season, Beckum will be a free agent again.

  13. usdcoyotesfan says: Feb 11, 2014 5:39 PM

    After further review, the 7th baseman only had 4 feet down outside the water hazard when he caught the puck. The Manchester United will receive the golden snitch at the free throw line, still 9th down and 3,843,945 meters to go.

    9/24/12 Worst call in NFL history.

  14. mandroid72 says: Feb 17, 2014 5:43 PM

    I have said over and over… I believe strongly that with Seattle’s offensive type of play a big TE with both pass-catching and blocking skills would be a great addition. Wilson really needs a big target on a short range dump play whenever he unsuccessfully scrambles to extend down range plays! This would keep opposing pass rush Ds more honest lol

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