As is often the case throughout training camp, Friday’s practice began with news of a roster move.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday morning the Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive tackle Lord Hyeamang.
Hyeamang, an undrafted free agent, was named second-team All-Ivy league in 2016, following it up by being named to the first-team in 2017. In his final season at Columbia, Hyeamang totaled five tackles for loss and two sacks. At 6-foot-four and 285 pounds, Hyeamang appears to have the body type of a 3-technique in the Seahawks’ defense.
The signing of Hyeamang brings Seattle to seven defensive tackles on the roster, none of which are currently sidelined on an otherwise banged up training camp roster. The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta reported/observed it appears Hyeamang isn’t the only defensive lineman added by the Seahawks in time for Friday’s practice.
At least two new Seahawks defensive linemen here today. pic.twitter.com/DUG06knRUe— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 3, 2018
Prior to Friday’s reported roster move(s), the Seahawks’ roster was full at 90 players. Once Hyeamang’s signing is made official, the team will have to make a corresponding roster move to make room for him on the 90-man roster.
Update: Following Friday’s practice, both reported moves were made official. Adusei-Hyeamang and DE Ricky Ali’ifua were signed to the 90-man roster, while UDFA defensive tackle Eddy Wilson and guard/center Marcus Henry were waived to make room.