Seahawks add wide receiver Brett Swain


The Seattle Seahawks brought in a quartet of quarterbacks to workout for the team on Monday as they try to find a backup for Russell Wilson.

When the workout was over, they signed a receiver instead.

Seattle signed Brett Swain to a two-year deal after catching passes from Tyler Thigpen, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and Seneca Wallace. Swain didn’t play in the league last season after being released by the San Francisco 49ers at the end of training camp.

In 2011 with the 49ers, he played in five games and caught two passes for 15 yards. His most productive season was in 2010 with the Green Bay Packers. He appeared in all 16 games for the team and caught six passes for 72 yards while predominantly serving on special teams.

12 responses to “Seahawks add wide receiver Brett Swain

  1. So he caught one pass from each QB for a total of four! And doubling his production from 2011!!

  2. Go Figure. Here is a guy that shows that he would fit in well with the practice squad. Must have looked good. Wonder what the QBs looked like?

  3. Seattle signs another former 49er. What a surprise. How many does that make under the Carroll regime?? If you can’t beat them, sign them I guess….

  4. Great special teams player. Swain did have some unfortunate bad luck with seemingly unavoidable injuries in Green Bay though.

  5. Our top 4 WR’s are set (Harvin/Rice/Tate/Baldwin) in stone, so our 5th (and 6th if we kept 6) needs to be able to play special teams. That was Obomanu’s role until his salary was due to be over 2mil this year to be a 5th WR who mainly played on special teams, so he was an obvious cap casualty. Barring injuries it’s doubtful Swain would catch more than a half dozen passes even if he does make the team but if he is a better special teamer than Kearse/Bates/Martin/Williams/etc then he could have a leg up on the final spot and we know he’s shown to be a better returner than all of the above (could fill in for Harvin/Tate if need be on PR/KR’s). When you’re the final WR on the roster, it’s ‘what else can you do for me’ and he may fit the bill even if it says WR next to his name. If nothing else, the Carroll/Schneider regime isn’t afraid to give anyone and everyone at least a fair shake. Would’ve been great to know how the QB’s did though. I wonder if Leinart has figured out that being a southpaw, his blindside atm would be `protected` by Giacomini.

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