Seahawks claim long-snapper Adam Steiner off waivers

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The Seattle Seahawks claimed rookie long-snapper Adam Steiner off waivers from the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.

Steiner had signed with the Raiders following the NFL Draft and attended the team’s rookie mini-camp this past weekend. He was waived by the team on Monday.

Clint Gresham (pictured) has served as the Seahawks long-snapper the last three seasons and was tendered as a restricted free agent by the team. Gresham signed his tender and will earn $1.323 million if one the roster this season. Steiner will likely compete with Gresham for the long-snapping job as a cheaper option for the position.

The Seahawks also waived/injured defensive back Chandler Fenner on Tuesday. Fenner joined Seattle’s practice squad last December and signed a futures contract with the team in January.