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Seahawks sign Deontay Greenberry, waive Jake Waters

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The Seahawks waived quarterback Jake Waters today, and signed undrafted rookie free agent receiver Deontay Greenberry.

Greenberry is a former five-star receiver recruit that chose Houston over a few other powerhouses such as USC and Notre Dame. He caught 82 balls for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013 but regressed in 2014, finishing with a final stat-line of 72 receptions for 841 yards and six touchdowns. He, like another recent former five-star signee George Farmer, originally caught on with the Cowboys after the draft but was released. Interestingly, Greenberry and Farmer join Kasen Williams on the Seahawks roster as former five-star recruits that struggled in the college ranks due to a number of reasons.

We'll see what he can do for Seattle.

Here's Lance Zierlein's scouting report. Zierlein is based in the Houston area, for what that's worth, and as he points out, Greenberry was considered draftable.

STRENGTHS Has excellent size and overall length. Played outside and from slot. Shows some acceleration at top of post routes to gain moderate separation. Shows an ability to make challenging adjustments to poor throws.

WEAKNESSES Upright into routes and breaks. Needs to improve route running for next level. Too much wasted motion out of press coverage with head fakes and jukes at top of his routes. Tied for second in FBS with 11 drops. Struggled to make contested catches and had way too many focus drops.


SOURCES TELL US "You expect him to be able to win the deep stuff, but he doesn't have that second gear. He needs to get way better with his routes and hands to find a place in the league." -- AFC North scout

BOTTOM LINE Possesses the size, but lacks the speed, route sharpness and hands that are desired from the position. He has some ability, but might need to work his way up the ladder to get a legitimate shot.