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Seahawks sign DL Landon Cohen

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks have signed veteran journeyman defensive lineman Landon Cohen, finally filling out their roster to 53 players. Cohen was a 7th round pick by the Lions back in 2008, and has spent time with the Jags, Patriots, Cowboys, Cardinals, and Bears. He was with the Seahawks briefly during training camp in 2011 after being claimed from the Pats.

As our own Thomas Beekers wrote back in 2011 when the Seahawks picked him up, Cohen probably fits best as a swing DT/DE.

The team signed DE/DT Landon Cohen, waived by the Patriots. Cohen was a 7th-round pick of the Lions back in 2008. He signed with the Jaguars in 2010, and with the Patriots later that year. In 2009, he played 14 games as a DT for the Lions, starting 4. He's listed as 3-4 DE with the Patriots. At 6'3, 300 lbs, he's swing depth, probably at the 5-tech or 3-tech. Reading Cohen's scouting reports reminds me of DT Clinton McDonald, an undersized pass rushers with good first burst, though he's gained a lot of bulk since his college days, which probably impacts his abilities as a run defender.

This means he's likely a hedge for Jordan Hill's health (he suffered a knee injury vs the Rams) and depth on the line with DeMarcus Dobbs' still looking to come back to full speed after sitting most of the last month.