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Seahawks expected to sign TE/WR Morrell Presley, per report

This was the only photo we had, sorry
This was the only photo we had, sorry
Otto Greule Jr

The Seahawks are expected to sign tight end/receiver Morrell Presley, a street free agent out of Cal PA that tried out with the team at their rookie minicamp, Jayson Jenks reports. At his pro day in 2013, he was listed at 6'3, 225 pounds, ran a 40 in 4.69, broad jumped 9'11, with a 34.5" vert, a 4.46 short shuttle and 7.25 3-cone.

Out of high school in Los Angeles in 2008, then Pete Carroll's recruiting back-yard, Presley was rated the #1 tight end in the nation by Scout (five star) and was a four-star recruit by Rivals when he de-committed from Carroll's USC and signed with Rick Neuheisal's UCLA as a big-time recruit.

He played two years at UCLA with limited production before leaving the school after a string of off-field issues. He ended up at Cal (PA) and back on Pete Carroll's radar. He was with the Seahawks' for their rookie mini-camp tryout but didn't get a deal. He has one now.

The Seahawks have listed Presley as a receiver so I would lump him into the group of bigger guys that features Ricardo Lockette, Kevin Norwood, and most closely, Chris Matthews. He's the 13th receiver now on the 90-man roster so obviously the odds are stacked against him making the roster, but his size does give him an advantage because it's something most of the other guys don't have.