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Will Tukuafu re-signs with the Seahawks

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Free agent fullback Will Tukuafu has posted a picture on Instagram that indicates he's re-signed with the Seahawks for the 2015 season.

Update: This transaction showed up on the NFL's report today, so it is official.

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Tukuafu was signed by the Seahawks in late October to replace Derrick Coleman, who broke his foot in warmups at St. Louis. The 6'4, 280 pound former Oregon Duck had been released earlier in the year by the Niners, and had worked to catch on with a new team. The Seahawks were the team that actually drafted him originally, to play defensive line. And, his two-way talents make him a rather unique fullback. He was used in certain spots by Dan Quinn on the defensive line and to my eye played well in that rotational role, so his two-way versatility and special teams acumen makes him a nice veteran addition for the team.

He'll likely have to battle Coleman, who returns this year, for a spot on the roster -- Coleman is another strong special teams standout and has a very different type of skillset than Tukuafu -- but the Seahawks seemed to like what the big man brought to the table in run blocking and in spot duty on defense, so it will be interesting.