The Seahawks signed free agent linebacker Dakorey Johnson on Wednesday, waiving linebacker Alex Singleton. Johnson was with the team as a tryout player during their rookie minicamp back in early May.
Former Cardinal & KState OLB Dakorey Johnson at 1st day of Seahawks Rookie Mini Camp #TVCC2D12NFL #TVCCFOOTBALL pic.twitter.com/mGP727BujH— TVCC FOOTBALL (@TVCCFOOTBALL) May 12, 2015
Johnson is undersized for a linebacker, in that tweener range of Dion Bailey at 6'2, 215 pounds. At his pro day, he ran the forty in 4.61 seconds, with a 4.6 short shuttle and a 7.24 three-cone. He vertical jumped 33-inches and broad-jumped nine-feet-eight-inches. According to PFF's tracking, his strength was in coverage, which makes sense as he'd likely be a nickel-down type of player if he sticks with the team.
This is the time of year where the Hawks like to bring players in and see how they hold up in the full-speed atmosphere of their practices, with the goal of putting together a list of players that would fit on the practice squad and to have a cadre of experienced players on speed dial for the season (in case of injuries).