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Seahawks add a fullback following string of RB injuries

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Seattle Seahawks fullback Brandon Cottom tore his Achilles this week, meaning he will miss the entire 2016 season. Cottom was the presumed leader to win the fullback job and possibly secure a spot on the final 53-man roster, but unfortunately that dream ended for him and will be passed on to someone else; however, the Seahawks didn’t really have a lot of other fullback options on the roster, so that meant they had to sign someone.

That someone is Jonathan Amosa.

Seattle signed Amosa on Friday, the same day that the New Orleans Saints signed a very well-known fullback — former Green Bay Packers goal-line specialist John Kuhn — a few hours later. The Seahawks clearly must have preferred Amosa, who has yet to play in a game after going undrafted out of Washington in 2013. The last time Amosa has really been heard from was later in that same year, when the Packers cut him in favor of ... Kuhn.

Amosa will now compete with Tani Tupou, who is also a FB out of UW oddly enough. Another undrafted free agent, Tre Madden, could also compete for the job, while Seattle may eventually go out and check on the possibility of re-signing Derrick Coleman (in legal trouble right now) or Will Tukuafu, the two guys who shared the job in 2015.