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Seahawks sign longsnapper Drew Ferris

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The Seahawks have signed longsnapper Drew Ferris, a former Florida Gator that took part in a rookie mini-camp with the Jets last year.

Seattle released longtime veteran longsnapper Clint Gresham last week and are now looking for a replacement. Ferris will compete with Andrew East, Seattle's other longsnapper, for the starting job.

Seattle also recently signed tackle Bradley Sowell, who had been training to be a longsnapper this offseason (and just published this video of him longsnapping to Instagram), so he could be a replacement option. Perhaps Seattle will try to open up one roster spot (and gameday active spot) by having Sowell play the role as a backup offensive lineman plus the longsnapper.

Gresham had signed a three-year, $2.705M contract last year and he was due to represent a $860k against the cap in 2016, but will now account for a $200k dead money charge. Whether the Seahawks go with Ferris or East, they'll save a little money at that spot.