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.