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Report: Seahawks signing WR Darece Roberson

This is not Darece Roberson. It’s Seahawks 2nd round pick D’Wayne Eskridge. However, since there are no photos of Roberson in the available libraries and this photo of Eskridge is one of the available options when searching for Wayne State, this is the photo you get.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 12 Western Michigan at Ball State Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Friday the Seattle Seahawks appeared to hedge for potential injuries at the running back position during training camp by adding Cameron Scarlett to the roster. Earlier Monday it was noted that one of the things to watch out for on Tuesday is what the health status of second round pick D’Wayne Eskridge is as he reports for camp after having nursed a big toe injury earlier in the summer. Monday afternoon the Seahawks reportedly moved to add a wide receiver according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.

Roberson is, as the Seahawks tend to prefer, a burner, having run a 4.37 40 at his Pro Day on March 12, 2020, just before the world shut down. The rest of the performance for the 5’9-3/4”, 170 pound receiver was:

  • Bench: 11 reps
  • Vertical: 37”
  • Broad Jump: 127”
  • Shuttle: 4.25
  • 3-cone: 7.36

During his four years at Wayne State Roberson logged 11 rushes for 134 yard (12.2 yards per carry) while pulling in 92 receptions for 1,767 yards and 24 touchdowns. Many fans will likely be quick to throw out that he has no shot to make the roster, however, he excelled returning kicks and punts, finishing his career with:

  • 21 punts returned for 247 yards (11.8 per return) and a touchdown and
  • 32 kickoffs returned for 774 yards (24.2 per return) and a touchdown.

Roberson had signed with the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the offseason, but was released shortly after the draft. As the Seahawks were already at a full 90 players on the roster, a move will be required in order for the addition of Roberson to become official.