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Seahawks sign Deshon Foxx, bring Samson Satele in for a visit

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The Seahawks have re-signed receiver Deshon Foxx, releasing cornerback Jeremy Crayton to make room on the 90-man roster. Foxx was with the Seahawks in offseason mini-camps and parts of training camp.

Foxx is a versatile receiving prospect that started 12 games for UConn last year, getting snaps at receiver, punt returner, kick returner, and even as a wildcat style quarterback. UConn head coach Bob Diaco explained his usage there.

"It is not a Foxx package, it is the offense," Diaco said. "I guess the opponent can look at it any way they want to look at it, but if they want to look at the Foxx plan as a wildcat plan, then they would be making a mistake. Foxx can throw all of the passes, he has a strong arm, he can run our offense. He can run our offense from the gun, he can run our offense from under center."

However, his main role was as a receiver and returner. He racked up 716 all-purpose yards in 2014 -- 30 catches for 384 yards and 23 carries for 203 yards, plus 81 yards on ten punt returns and 48 yards on three kick returns.

The Seahawks also brought in veteran center/guard Samson Satele for a visit. Satele has history with Tom Cable from their days back in Oakland. Satele started 16 games for Miami in 2014 and 13 for the Colts in 2013. He's started 114 of the 118 games he's played in in his 7-year career. This could be a sign that Seattle is not satisfied with what they've seen from Drew Nowak and Lemuel Jeanpierre at the center position thus far.