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Seahawks list L.J. Fort at fullback on practice squad


With Derek Coleman still hanging in limbo with a broken foot -- he hasn't been placed on the injured reserve yet and Pete Carroll was vague when asked what the plan with him was this week -- the Seahawks signed free agent linebacker L.J. Fort and are apparently looking to groom him as a fullback.

Fort spent the 2012 season with the Browns, appearing in 16 games and registering 20 tackles, 3 passes defensed, and 1 interception. Fort didn't play in 2013 but signed a futures deal with the Broncos last December. He was recently waived by Denver and Seattle quietly picked him up this week and signed him to the practice squad. The interesting part of this roster-churn move is that Fort is listed on the Seahawks' roster as a fullback and has taken the number 44.

Fort is definitely an interesting option there for the Seahawks as a fallback option if they decide that Robert Turbin is better suited as a pure running back. Fort measured in at 6'0, 228 on his 2012 pro day and ran a 4.67 40, had a 38" vertical, and a 9'11 broad jump, all pretty explosive numbers for a player his size.

The Seahawks are obviously looking all their options as they figure out what to do with Coleman. This week, they've worked out tight end Michael Egnew, fullbacks Greg Jones, Tony Fiammetta, and Will Tukuafu.

They also brought in LB Paris Lenon and DE Austen Lane for visits to the VMAC.