Scout.com is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks have signed 4th round pick Red Bryant to a 4 year contract.
Bryant should supplant Howard Green for the second-team right defensive tackle spot. That unit was a sieve against the run, disruptive but unable to hold the point for any length of time. If they couldn't get by their defenders, Green and Craig Terrill too often became flotsam in Seattle's second level. A reverse pick with Seattle's reeling tackles blocking off its elite linebackers. Many remember Green for a few standout plays in 2007, but when push came to shove Green was usually the one getting shoved.
Bryant, if nothing else (and nothing else should be expected) is bigger, stronger and rarely blocked out of a play. He has the size, strength and quickness of a healthy Marcus Tubbs, but turning that into dominant play is a real reclamation project for Mike Marshall and Dwaine Board. Don't think the preseason is interesting? The competition for positions and development of talent done in August goes far in deciding who's still playing in February.