After releasing veteran tight end Kellen Winslow on Saturday, the Seahawks moved quickly to fill his roster spot by signing Evan Moore. The fifth-year tight end signed his contract today.
Moore was waived by the Browns on Friday. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is familiar with Moore because he played at Stanford while Carroll was coaching at USC, and Moore entered the league as a rookie free agent with the Packers in 2008 when Seahawks GM John Schneider was working in Green Bay. Moore spent the 2008 season on the Packers’ injured reserve list with a knee injury.
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Moore caught 62 passes for 804 yards and five touchdowns the past three seasons with the Browns and had career-highs in receptions (34), receiving yards (324) and TDs (four) last season.
He joins a tight end group that includes Zach Miller, who was signed in free agency last summer; and Anthony McCoy, a sixth-round draft choice in 2010.