The Seahawks have signed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, reports Rand Getlin. The deal is worth $1.4M for one year, with $250k guaranteed.
Siliga has been a rotational player for the Patriots the past three seasons after he was plucked from Seattle's practice squad in 2013. He'd been acquired as part of the John Moffitt trade with Denver but did not make the initial 53-man roster out of camp. I remember him playing pretty well in the preseason, and he was signed to the practice squad after cutdowns, and he was up and down on that unit for a couple of months. After being released from the practice squad in October (the Seahawks frequently bring guys on and off that team), New England grabbed him, and he stuck around there for the last couple years.
It sounds like Siliga was not re-signed in New England because of the numbers game in front of him -- he's just behind some good interior linemen there. Additionally, as an untendered RFA, he does not count in the compensatory pick formula.
"He's really solid at the line of scrimmage," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said of Siliga back in 2013 "He's physical. You can't move him. He's a good technician. He understands technique. He stays in the right spots. He's a physical presence."
Siliga is a good depth piece on the defensive line and could help replace Brandon Mebane, who signed with the Chargers. He's still very young, just 25, and should have a good shot at making the roster and playing on base (run) downs. He has 5.5 sacks in 26 games.