The Seahawks have added a couple of players to their roster, according to reports, signing tight end Brandon Williams and defensive end Tavares Barnes.
Congrats to SportsWest client Brandon Williams upon signing a 1 year deal— angelo wright (@agentman4156) April 28, 2016
with the Seattle Seahawks this evening
The Seattle Seahawks have added former Saints, Clemson and First Coast High DE Tavares Barnes, per league source.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) April 28, 2016
Williams is a former UDFA out of Oregon (2013 Draft), and has spent time with the Panthers and Dolphins previously. Barnes spent time with the Saints last year.
Both are athletic prospects.
TE Brandon Williams is 6'3"/248, 4.56s, 26 bench, 36" vert, 10'08" broad, 4.53ss, 7.25 cone. So he's pretty SPARQ'D.— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) April 28, 2016
DE Tavaris Barnes is 6'4"/282, 4.80s, 1.67 split, 22 bench, 31" vert, 9'02" broad, 4.65 ss, 7.50 cone. Clemson.— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) April 28, 2016
Here's Barnes' highlight reel from college.
For now, we'll consider these draft hedge, back-of-roster types that will compete for a spot on the team come training camp and preseason. Something to watch.