Seahawks sign five tryout players; Vernon Adams not among them

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Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams was the best-known player among the aspiring Seahawks trying out for the team during their rookie minicamp, but he wasn’t one of the five to get a spot on the 90-man roster.

The Seahawks announced on Monday that they have signed cornerback Jamal Marshall, linebacker Pete Robertson, fullback Taniela Tupou, tight end Ronnie Shields and wide receiver Tyler Slavin. Tupou played defensive tackle at the University of Washington and joins fellow undrafted rookie Brandin Bryant on the roster as college defensive linemen that the Seahawks are considering as fullbacks.

Adams has a tryout scheduled with the Redskins during their rookie minicamp this week. The Seahawks have Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps on the roster behind Russell Wilson at present.

With five players joining the team, five had to give up their spots. The Seahawks released defensive tackle A.J. Francis, defensive tackle Lars Koht and safety Robert Smith. They also waived/injured cornerback Mohammed Seisay, who they acquired for a sixth-round pick in a trade with the Lions last year, and receiver Jeff Fuller.

7 responses to “Seahawks sign five tryout players; Vernon Adams not among them

  1. Right there with u seatown. If we have to go any stretch at all with a backup this year, one with fresh legs would be a better option over Jackson.

  2. I think this is a blessing in disguise for Vernon Adams. Whether he does play like him or not, Adams would have been stereotyped as a second rate Russell Wilson and when you have Treyvone Bokin already being compared in the same way, it would have been difficult for Adams to stand out. Hopefully he can catch on with another team and define his own path and identity.

  3. bighoser says:
    May 9, 2016 7:03 PM
    Chip Kelly is coaching the Niners now but strangely hasn’t invited Adams for a tryout. Wonder why that is…?
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    Adams transferred from Eastern Washington Eagles to Oregon his last school year, so Chip Kelly has never coached him. To bad too, Vernon Adams was awesome as Easterns QB.

  4. @bighoser:
    Since Adams only played for Oregon last season and has no connection to Kelly why is it strange that he isn’t invited or a 49ers tryout?

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