Meet the newest Seahawks

Tarvaris Jackson

Position: Quarterback

Former team: Minnesota Vikings

Ht./wt.: 6-2, 225

Age: 28

College: Alabama State

How entered league: Second-round draft choice, 2006

Where he fits: Will compete with Charlie Whitehurst for the starting job.

By the numbers: Started 20 games in five seasons for the Vikings, including 12 in 2007 when he was 8-4. Has completed 354 of 603 passes for 3,984 yards, with 24 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

Sidney Rice

Position: Wide receiver

Former team: Minnesota Vikings

Ht./wt.: 6-4, 202

Age: 24

College: South Carolina

How entered league: Second-round draft choice, 2007

Where he fits: Will start at flanker, opposite split end Mike Williams.

By the numbers: Caught 146 passes for 2,129 yards and 18 touchdowns in four seasons with the Vikings, including 83 for 1,312 and eight TDs in 2009 when he was voted to the Pro Bowl. Suffered a hip injury in the 2009 NFC Championship and missed the first 10 games last season after having surgery.

Robert Gallery

Position: Guard

Former team: Oakland Raiders

Ht./wt.: 6-7, 325

Age: 31

College: Iowa

How entered league: First-round draft choice, 2004

Where he fits: Will step in at left guard between tackle Russell Okung, last year’s first-round draft choice, and Max Unger, who is in his first season as the starting center.

By the numbers: Started 91 games in seven seasons with the Raiders, including 50 the past four seasons at left guard.

Alan Branch

Position: Defensive line

Former team: Arizona Cardinals

Ht./wt.: 6-6, 338

Age: 26

College: Michigan

How entered league: Second-round draft choice, 2007

Where he fits: Can play either tackle spot, as well as the five-technique end position. He provides needed depth, as well as the ability to start – a plus with tackle Brandon Mebane still unsigned and tackle Colin Cole and end Red Bryant coming off injuries.

By the numbers: Started the first three games of his four-season career in 2010, when he had a career-high 35 tackles and two sacks.


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