The Seattle Seahawks will no longer have linebacker and special teams contributor Brock Coyle on the roster. Coyle’s management confirmed on Friday that the unrestricted free agent has signed with San Francisco.
Coyle was actually a restricted free agent as recently as last week, but the Seahawks did not place a tender on him, which flipped his status from RFA to UFA. The 26-year-old signed with Seattle as a UDFA in 2014, and has primarily been a fixture on the Seahawks special teams coverage. He earned a handful of starts at linebacker in the 2014 and 2016 seasons as an injury fill-in for Bobby Wagner and Mike Morgan, respectively.
As we near the end of day two of NFL free agency, only Coyle and placekicker Steven Hauschka have departed the Seahawks. Coyle will be joining his 2014 teammate Malcolm Smith, who also signed with the 49ers on a five-year, $26.5 million contract.