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Seahawks awarded DT Michael Brooks off waivers from Detroit

Leon Halip

The Seahawks have acquired rookie DT Michael Brooks off waivers from the Detroit Lions. Brooks was one of Seattle's pre-Draft VMAC visits, so the team has apparently been targeting him for some time. According to Brian McIntyre, Brooks got a $7,500 signing bonus from the Lions, which may or may not have been an impediment to Seattle's theoretical recruitment pitch after the Draft ended. The 6'2, 294 pound defensive lineman was 2nd team All-Conference USA and saw time in 2012 at both nose tackle and defensive end for East Carolina.

Brooks had an inconsistent college career and suffered injuries to both knees, which caused him to miss games in 2010 and 2012. However, he has very good athleticism and nice size - he ran the 40 in 4.99 at his pro day, the short shuttle in 4.7 seconds and the 3-cone in 7.64 seconds. He broad jumped 8-10 and registered a vert of 26". He has 33" arms and 10 7/8" hands, and put up 27 reps on bench, so the measureables are all certainly there.

To clear room for Brooks on the active roster, the Seahawks released UDFA T Jordan Roussos.