The Seattle Seahawks announced a pair of signings earlier Monday, making official the addition of defensive end Mario Edwards, while also moving on from a pair of undrafted free agents they had just recently signed. The most interesting note from the announcement, however, was that as the Hawks had an open roster spot prior to signing a pair and releasing a pair, that meant that even after those four transactions they were still at 89 players on the 90 man roster.
With that in mind, according to a report from Aaron Wilson of KPRC@ Houston, the Seahawks have filled out their roster by adding another name to the competition in the defensive front.
#Seahawks signed Austin Faoliu— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 15, 2023
For those unfamiliar with the name, Austin Faoliu played at the University of Oregon, where he wracked up 113 tackles and a half dozen sacks in 36 games for the Ducks. Undrafted in 2021, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys, but spent his rookie season on the practice squad after failing to make the 53 man roster. He did, however, play in one game and make a pair of tackles in just thirteen defensive snaps against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4.
He started all 10 games for the Sea Dragons during the 2023 season, recording 24 tackles and a sack.