And just like that, Kevin Ellison is back in Seattle.
Five days after being waived by the Seahawks, the second-year safety has been signed by the organization. Ellison was claimed off waivers from San Diego on June 22 and waived last Thursday before clearing waivers and being signed in order to adjust contractual issues.
“Coach Carroll and I are excited to add Kevin’s intensity to the competition at the safety position,” general manager John Schneider said. “He has a feel for our system, and although he is a late addition, we believe he can step in and challenge for a roster spot.”
Ellison, San Diego’s sixth-round draft choice (189th overall) in the 2009 Draft, started nine of 13 games played last season, including one in the playoffs. He collected 50 tackles (41 solo), one sack and three passes defensed as a rookie. He tallied a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) at the New York Giants (11/8/09) and had his first career sack vs. Cincinnati (12/20/09). He also recorded two special teams tackles in 2009.
A four-year letterwinner at USC, Ellison was a unanimous first-team All-Pac-10 choice his senior year, while also serving as team captain.