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Seahawks sign five tryout players after rookie mini-camp

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The Seahawks have added five tryout players to their 90-man offseason roster. Seattle inked cornerback Jamal Marshall, linebacker Pete Robertson, fullback Taniela Tupou, tight end Ronnie Shields, and receiver Tyler Slavin to deals after they impressed coaches in camp.

Marshall is a 6'2, 210 pound corner out of North Texas. Robertson is listed at 6'2, 233 pounds, and had 17 sacks for Texas Tech over the past two seasons playing their hybrid "bandit" position. Taniela Tupou played defensive tackle for Washington in college but saw time at both fullback and on the defensive line in the mini-camp, joining FB/DT Brandin Bryant on the roster as another two-way player. The Seahawks are evidently looking for a replacement for Will Tukuafu.

Shields and Slavin were both cut prior to the mini-camp but apparently did enough over the weekend to earn their roster spots back.

The Seahawks released defensive tackle A.J. Francis, defensive tackle Lars Koht and safety Robert Smith, and waived/injured cornerback Mohammed Seisay and receiver Jeff Fuller to make room for the new signees. The Seahawks gave up a 6th round pick for Seisay last year, but he may end up returning to the team once he gets healthy.