Seahawks claim four players


It was another busy day at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, and it went beyond the Seahawks signing six players to their practice squad on Sunday.

The team also was awarded four players off waivers:

  • K Steven Hauschka
  • DT Landon Cohen
  • OT Jarriel King
  • DT Al Woods

To clear spots on the 53-man roster, four players were released:

  • K Jeff Reed
  • DT Pep Levingston
  • DT Junior Siavii
  • LB David Vobora

Signed to the practice squad:

  • DE Maurice Fountain
  • DE Jameson Konz
  • WR Ricardo Lockette
  • G Brent Osborne
  • S Josh Pinkard
  • WR Owen Spencer

Cohen (6-3, 300) has played in 24 games, with five starts, since being a seventh-round draft choice by the Lions in 2008. He played two seasons in Detroit, starting four games and registering 21 tackles in 2009. He was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars in 2010, and played in two games before being waived in November. He signed with the Patriots last Dec. 22 and played in four games. He was waived on Saturday.

If Hauschka’s name sounds familiar, he kicked a game-winning 52-yarder for the Broncos in their third preseason game against the Seahawks. He signed with the Vikings as an undrafted rookie in 2008, but was waived and spent two seasons in Baltimore, hitting 10 of 15 field goals – including 54-yarder on his first NFL attempt. After spending from late December of 2009 to mid-August of 2010 with the Falcons, Hauschka (6-4, 210) was on the Lions’ practice squad for two games in 2010, when he also kicked for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the Arena League. He signed with the Broncos last December, hitting 6 of 7 field goals attempts, but was waived on Saturday.

King (6-5, 317) signed with the Giants as a rookie free agent in July, but was waived on Saturday.

Woods (6-4, 307) was a fourth-round draft choice by the Saints last year, but got released before the season. He then signed with the Buccaneers and played for Todd Wash, the Seahawks’ first-year defensive line coach. Woods played in nine games last season and had 17 tackles.

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