Kyle Knox, a rookie linebacker from Fresno State, was signed by the Seahawks today after completing a tryout at the team’s three-day minicamp on Thursday.
To clear a spot on the 90-man roster, rookie defensive end Monte Taylor was released. Taylor had been signed as a free agent after the NFL Draft, but his participation in the offseason program was limited because his class had yet to graduate. He rejoined the team for the minicamp and practiced on Tuesday, but then sat out Wednesday because of an injury and was limited on Thursday.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Knox worked at outside linebacker with the No. 3 defense during the minicamp practices. He started 37 games at Fresno State, producing 55 tackles last season and 74 in 2010.