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Seahawks sign LB Joshua Perry

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The Seattle Seahawks signed linebacker Joshua Perry on Monday and waived offensive lineman Nick Callender, per the team website.

Perry had a tryout with the team in May and will now compete for one of the backup linebacker spots, assuming he makes it well into training camp. A fourth round pick of the Chargers in 2016, Perry made almost no impact as a rookie and was on the Indianapolis Colts by year two. That’s a rather quick move out of an organization for a fourth round pick, but that’s not something we’ve avoided seeing with the Seahawks either (Kris Durham, Kevin Norwood, Chris Harper).

Perry appeared in two games with the Colts last year and recorded no tackles.

Playing for Ohio State during his college days, Perry had 124 tackles and 8.5 TFL as a junior and 105 tackles, 7.5 TFL as a senior. The Buckeyes went 14-1 in Perry’s junior year, winning the national championship.

Callender was undrafted out of Colorado State in 2017 and has yet to appear in an NFL game.