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Seahawks add a wide receiver

Kevin Smith AP

Wide receiver Kevin Smith played his college football at the University of Washington and now he’ll be trying to start his professional career in Seattle as well.

Smith signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday, filling the roster spot that the team opened on Tuesday when they parted ways with defensive tackle Andru Pulu. Smith led the Huskies in receiving yards last season and also saw time as a kick and punt returner.

The Seahawks have found room for undrafted wideouts like Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse in the past, but Smith’s best chance of sticking will likely come if he makes a mark on special teams as he is now one of 13 receivers vying for spots.

It’s not the first spot he’s tried to make his mark since going undrafted. Smith originally signed with the Cardinals in May and spent two weeks with the Jaguars after the Cardinals waived him in June.

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22 Responses to “Seahawks add a wide receiver”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    NFC West 2014-2015 Standings:

    1. San Fransisco 49ers: 12-4.
    2. Arizona Cardinals: 10-6.
    3. St. Louis Rams: 9-7.
    4. Seattle PEDhawks 6-10.

    Without Adderol or PEDs, the Seahawks have no chance.

    The return to mediocrity continues…

  2. trollhammer20 says: Jun 25, 2014 4:55 PM

    Seattle came into the league in 1976.

    That year, the Vikings were completely dominated by the Raiders in the Super Bowl.

    The Vikings haven’t been back to the big game ever since. Which explains why some folks….well, one, anyway….are so bitter they have to show up to talk trash in every Seattle-related thread that comes along.

  3. Marshawn Lunch says: Jun 25, 2014 5:14 PM

    Well, at least every team in the NFC West will do better than the Vikings. So, that’s cool.

  4. orcahawk says: Jun 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    Well glad we got THAT out of the way early -

  5. alshonsmeathooks says: Jun 25, 2014 5:31 PM

    “a wide receiver”

    oh man this part of the offseason is terrible

  6. ariani1985 says: Jun 25, 2014 5:33 PM

    Wow, worst WR core in the NFL, worse than the soft packer core!

    SKOL

  7. jchuber says: Jun 25, 2014 5:41 PM

    yup, the vikes ain’t been to the prom is FIFTY YEARS. Thats half a century! And when the did go in prehistoric times, the got slaughtered 4 times in a row.

  8. tjacks7 says: Jun 25, 2014 6:12 PM

    If any team may need to carry 13 receivers. It’s the Seahawks. Rice in Harbin should combine to play about 6 snaps before they’re both on IR.

  9. 1952vikefan says: Jun 25, 2014 6:50 PM

    doesn’t have a chance he’s not an ex viking

  10. hawkstradamus says: Jun 25, 2014 7:46 PM

    Did the Vikings score 43 points in all four of their Superbowl “apearences”?

  11. socalseahawker says: Jun 25, 2014 8:14 PM

    LOVED watching this guy play for the Huskies. He was killed with injuries early in his career but last year stepped up big. I hope they are able to find a way to stash him on the practice squad.

  12. usdcoyotesfan says: Jun 25, 2014 8:35 PM

    The Seahawks need somebody to replace Golden Tate, who can catch the ball by catching the player who caught the ball.

  13. pftvikingsapologist says: Jun 25, 2014 8:41 PM

    Just like most of our free agent signings. They started from the bottom (vikings), now they’re here (champions) Now just gotta save Kevin Williams from that hole and get him a ring too.

  14. mutantman87 says: Jun 25, 2014 9:06 PM

    Sound like a camp body. With all due respect to Kevin, he’s not going to make the roster ahead of Harvin, Baldwin, Kearse, Richardson, Norwood, and special teams ace Ricardo Lockette. Not to mention Chris Matthews or Sidney Rice (who may be a camp cut or start the season on PUP). If he coudn’t make the Jaguars, he’s probably not making the Seahawks. Maybe he could get a practice squad spot, though. If he wanted to be on a 53 man roster this year, though, he should have had his agent call the Browns.

  15. fafaflunky says: Jun 25, 2014 9:26 PM

    good thing seattle has a defense

  16. thepftpoetisadelusional13yearoldgirl says: Jun 25, 2014 10:04 PM

    The Vikings wished their receivers where half as good as the Seahawks receivers.

  17. seatownballers says: Jun 25, 2014 10:12 PM

    Better than any receiver on the Vikings

  18. osiris33 says: Jun 26, 2014 1:38 AM

    Why don’t the Vikings use MMA training for their players?

    Because they haven’t got a ring.

  19. seadawgs72 says: Jun 26, 2014 2:48 AM

    Kearse was not only an unsigned player he was also a Husky. Kearse is developing into a stud wideout. Out would be awesome to see another homegrown player make the team. I live in the great inland northwest (known as the inland empire regionally) & I’m a total homer, obviously.

  20. regishawk says: Jun 26, 2014 4:44 AM

    GB Packers 9-7
    CHI Bears 7-9
    DET Lions 6-10
    Farm Team 2-14

    They’ve been bad since the Love Boat. They have one or two good players, so Seattle doesn’t mind taking them for their Championship teams, but overall, the Star-Caps are little better than a Division 1 feeder.

  21. dvdheg says: Jun 27, 2014 12:24 PM

    he may make it as a punt/kick returner.

  22. rick359 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:45 AM

    NFC West 2014-2015 Standings:

    1. Seattle Seahawks 14-0.
    2. Arizona Cardinals: 10-6.
    3. St. Louis Rams: 9-7.
    4. San Fransisco 49ers: 4-12.

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