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Seahawks sign CFL products Jeff Fuller and Cameron Marshall

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The Seattle Seahawks have looked to the Canadian Football League before in search of talent and are hoping to unearth some more success from north of the border.

The Seahawks signed former Calgary Stampeders receiver Jeff Fuller and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Cameron Marshall on Thursday.

Fuller is another stab at finding a receiver with size from the CFL. Seattle signed Chris Matthews in 2013 after two seasons with Winnipeg. At 6-foot-5, Matthews was a large receiver the Seahawks didn’t have at the time. Fuller is similarly large at 6-foot-4. Fuller caught 47 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games for Calgary.

Meanwhile, with the retirement of Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks only had one running back under contract for 2016 in Thomas Rawls. Marshall rushed for 614 yards and five touchdowns in 18 games for Winnipeg last season.

Both Fuller and Marshall were undrafted out of Texas A&M and Arizona State, respectively. Both players spent time with the Miami Dolphins before heading to Canada to continue their careers.

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15 Responses to “Seahawks sign CFL products Jeff Fuller and Cameron Marshall”
  1. seatownballers says: Feb 11, 2016 11:53 PM

    Seahawks fans need to realize kearse is gone and not worth the price tag. He was an undrafted pickup anyways. Look who Seattle has already signed to try to replace him; Williams, McNeil, Smith, goodley, Salvin, and now Fuller. I’ll be happy if one of them takes over and is as clutch

  2. fumblenuts says: Feb 11, 2016 11:54 PM

    GM John Schneider is good at finding “hidden” gems.

  3. jhevener says: Feb 12, 2016 1:00 AM

    Brandon Browner was also a CFL find and helped form the Legion of Boom. This is nothing new for Schneider.

  4. akaodoyle says: Feb 12, 2016 1:18 AM

    If a receiver has 619 yards and 3 touchdowns in the pass happy, and terrible, CFL, his upside is special teams.

  5. chawk12thman says: Feb 12, 2016 2:15 AM

    Other teams must surely be out looking all the time….it just seems that the Hawks continually sign players that have potential to succeed…..The key for the Hawks is that they have a willingness to let someone compete for a position even if it wasn’t something put out or initially endorsed by normal NFL pundits……..

    Go Hawks.

  6. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: Feb 12, 2016 2:59 AM

    seatownballers says:
    Feb 11, 2016 11:53 PM
    Seahawks fans need to realize kearse is gone and not worth the price tag.

    You’re probably right. Thankfully it will be a championship non-contender who will overpay for Kearse, not a competitor. Schneider will find another gem, as he always has, from non-conventional sources.

  7. jaxon51 says: Feb 12, 2016 4:37 AM

    Marshall’s highlight tapes are fun to watch but this against Pac 12 and CFL mind you. He is just a body to compete. Ball security and health issues biggest hurdles.
    Fuller it would be nice if he shined enough to carve out some kind of role but probably nothing to see here on either guy. Schneider has done it before so I guess never say never.

  8. dynastyposeiden says: Feb 12, 2016 5:57 AM

    fuller could be interesting , he was prior to his final season at A&M a very highly ranked wr even mentioned as a top 50 pick a few places . Went undrafted for some odd reason and never found himself in miami despite playing for his former college head coach but once upon a time the skills appeared to be there.

  9. gmen32 says: Feb 12, 2016 6:57 AM

    Smart GM’s look for talent in the CFL. Great league north of the border!!!

  10. nonoose says: Feb 12, 2016 12:52 PM

    I remember watching Fuller at A&M. I was surprised he never made it in the NFL. He was a beast.

  11. omeimontis says: Feb 12, 2016 2:39 PM

    Is it official that Marshawn Lynch has retired? All we have is a cryptic message of a pair of sneakers hung from a wire.

  12. omeimontis says: Feb 12, 2016 2:47 PM

    They are signing a receiver because they figure Jermaine Kearse may be gone as a free agent. He will likely get an offer of around $5 million as an unrestricted free agent, and the Sea Squawks are unlikely to offer him a similar amount. LT Russell Okung (current salary $7 million), DT Brandon Mebane ($5 million), RG JR Sweezy ($1.5 mil.), OLB Bruce Irvin ($3 million), DT Ahtyba Rubin ($2.6 mil.), SS/CB DeShawn Shead ($600k), CB/S Jeremy Lane ($990K), and C Patrick Lewis ($590K) are likely to be more urgent re-signs than Kearse.

  13. omeimontis says: Feb 12, 2016 2:50 PM

    Jeremy Lane’s current salary is actually $690K. It is unlikely that he will get less than $3 million if he becomes a free agent. JR Sweezy will likely get a substantial offer, as will Bruce Irvin and Ahtyba Rubin. Patrick Lewis may get an offer 2-3 times what he is currently making. The Squawks will have some difficult decisions to make.

  14. revren10 says: Feb 13, 2016 6:29 PM

    jhevener says:
    Feb 12, 2016 1:00 AM

    Brandon Browner was also a CFL find and helped form the Legion of Boom. This is nothing new for Schneider.

    He was also put on that chemical training program.

  15. omeimontis says: Feb 20, 2016 6:22 PM

    The Legion of Boom has turned into the Legion of Bust. Kam Chancellor is unhappy about his contract. Richard Charmin’s interceptions have fallen sharply after the league stopped allowing him to mug receivers at the line of scrimmage, and the loss of Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell to free agency means they have to re-sign oft-injured Jeremy Lane, who is an unrestricted free agent, or they will lose yet another original member of the Legion of Boom.

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