Seahawks add long snapper Drew Ferris

The Seattle Seahawks signed former University of Florida long snapper Drew Ferris on Thursday as the team looks for a new long snapper for the first time in six years.

Seattle released veteran Clint Gresham last week after snapping in 96 consecutive regular season games. The Seahawks had signed Gresham to a new three-year contract prior to the 2015 season.

Ferris briefly spent time in rookie mini-camp with the New York Jets last year after going undrafted out of Florida.

He joins Andrew East on the Seahawks offseason roster. East was signed to a futures contract in January. The two will compete for the chance to replace Gresham this season.

photo via Drew Ferris’ Twitter page (@D_ferriswheel46)