Less than 24 hours after adding Michael Wilhoite, the Seahawks have signed another linebacker, bringing in Terence Garvin on Friday.
Seahawks agreed to terms with LB Terence Garvin, source says. Tough kind of player they like.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 24, 2017
Garvin, 27, was undrafted out of West Virginia in 2013, getting a rookie tryout with the Pittsburgh Steelers rather than signing immediately. He was waived during final cuts but then brought back for the practice squad, only to be activated to the 53-man roster in Week 1. Garvin played for three seasons with the Steelers, mostly on special teams. He 27 tackles in that time.
The Washington Redskins signed Garvin last year and he made eight tackles with 0.5 sacks.
This move should help offset the loss of Brandon Williams, the tight end who signed with the Indianapolis Colts and was second on the Seahawks in special teams snaps last season. Not that Garvin is a lock to make the roster or anything, but it appears that’s what he was signed to do, not to compete with the linebackers for a role.
If he does, great, but mostly this move is being made for special teams.