J.D. McKissic signs tender with Seahawks

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Running back J.D. McKissic signed his exclusive rights tender Friday, keeping him with the Seahawks for another season. Seattle announced that move and made two others official as quarterback Stephen Morris signed his free agent deal and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson signed his exclusive rights tender.

McKissic played 297 offensive snaps and 106 on special teams last season. He joins Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise in the running backs room.

McKissic rushed for 187 yards on 46 carries, including a 30-yard touchdown, and caught 34 passes for 366 yards as he played 13 games. He also has spent time at receiver in his career.

He played one game in 2016.

Jefferson appeared in six games last season, making six tackles and a sack.

Morris, 25, becomes Russell Wilson‘s backup at least for the time being. The Seahawks have no other quarterbacks on their roster.

8 responses to “J.D. McKissic signs tender with Seahawks

  1. All three RBs have shown upside in the recent past. Maybe with changes and additions to the line, blocking TE and coaching scheme there will be improvement in the Run Game. I hope they add one more RB from the draft to the mix.

  2. Not a star, but a great little all-purpose player. Seattle was wise to retain his services.

  3. How many draft picks does SEA have this year? Seems like they have a lot of needs. RB, backup QB competition, depth and/or starters for all the defensive guys lost.

  4. I sure wish Prosise would get right and then JD would be the last back to make the roster…..but….chances are, CJ will have a bruised heel and McKissic will be called on to take 4-6 touches a game one way or another. This unit is the most perplexing, even more so than the Oline.

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    I sure wish Prosise would get right and then JD would be the last back to make the roster…..but….chances are, CJ will have a bruised heel and McKissic will be called on to take 4-6 touches a game one way or another. This unit is the most perplexing, even more so than the Oline.
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    I certainly can’t disagree.
    The question that’s hard to answer definitively is: Are the backs that inconsistent and brittle, is it all the fault of a porous line, or a combination of all three?
    After watching him in Seattle, I never anticipated Alex Collins doing what he’s done in Baltimore. If Thomas Rawls breaks out in New York, I’ll start believing it’s mostly the line.
    For now, I’ll have to stay with a non-definitive “perplexing.”

  6. Actually, I think our line will be better this season. A full year with Brown, Pocic in his second year, road grade in Fluker, solid center in Britt…we just need anything from Ifedi whether it’s at right tackle or sliding inside to left guard and Pocic sliding out to RT. Plus we have a real blocking tight end again. Slow down the pass rush with a decent running game and just overall better blocking and Wilson can go back to being a surgeon in the passing game. I honestly believe the addition of Fluker and Dickson will make a huge difference.

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