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Seahawks sign fourth-round pick Tedric Thompson, add a tight end

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Colorado safety Tedric Thompson became the first of the Seahawks’ 11-man draft class to sign a rookie contract with the team.

Thompson’s agent, David Canter, announced the deal via his Twitter account on Thursday.

Thompson was selected in the fourth round by Seattle with the 111st overall pick in the draft. Seattle’s rookie class is getting into town this weekend to take part in the team’s rookie mini-camp.

Thompson was one of four defensive backs selected in the draft by Seattle. He will start out as a free safety for the Seahawks where the team is looking for an upgrade for a backup behind Earl Thomas.

Additionally, Seattle signed tight end Bryce Williams and waived/injured fullback Malcolm Johnson. Williams spent time with the New England Patriots last offseason and was on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.

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7 Responses to “Seahawks sign fourth-round pick Tedric Thompson, add a tight end”
  1. hawks1124 says: May 11, 2017 11:49 PM

    Seahawks, and the Cards the only teams in the NFC West who actually improved in the draft. 49ers and Rams need to stop trading up in the draft, it’s lazy and never works.

  2. lurch61 says: May 12, 2017 12:08 AM

    Seahawks, and the Cards the only teams in the NFC West who actually improved in the draft. 49ers and Rams need to stop trading up in the draft, it’s lazy and never works.
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    Look at the draft grades niners get an A eveeywhere hawks c or b. Niners pulled off one of the best coup trades ever with chicago and got good value in trading up for Foster (thanks hawks!)

  3. corky2141 says: May 12, 2017 4:26 AM

    111st?
    I always thought it was the 111th but you’re the writer.

  4. aj66shanghai says: May 12, 2017 6:28 AM

    hawks1124 says:
    May 11, 2017 11:49 PM
    Seahawks, and the Cards the only teams in the NFC West who actually improved in the draft. 49ers and Rams need to stop trading up in the draft, it’s lazy and never works.

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    Dude I’m a huge Hawk homer but that’s just dumb. Niners had a monster draft by all accounts.

  5. kamthechancellor says: May 12, 2017 10:00 AM

    People that put stock in draft grades are uninformed homers. Having said that, this Thompson kid is the most intriguing of the Seattle picks for me. Watched a couple of the Colorado games the past few seasons and this guy stood out in each of them. Instincts and ball skills are off the charts. If he’d ran a better 40 at the combine, he’d have gone in the top 50 picks. Can’t wait to see what Pete does to get him on the field. I wouldn’t be shocked if he gets a shot at corner.

  6. hawks1124 says: May 12, 2017 10:36 AM

    Lol at draft grades, Seahawks always gets C+ or worse even the legendary 2013 draft. Tge last good pick the 49ers had was Bowman. Niners missed out on drafting a bunch of stellar S, and took a DE (Solomon) who wasn’t top at his position, and moved up to take a Foster since Bowman is never going to be the same.

    I thought John Lynch knew defense?

  7. RegisHawk says: May 12, 2017 6:36 PM

    Look at the draft grades niners get an A eveeywhere hawks c or b.

    Seahawks 2012 Draft Grade: F

    Bruce Irvin
    Bobby Wagner
    Russell Wilson
    Robert Turbin
    Jeremy Lane
    J R Sweezy

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