NFC West: Kirk Barton
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike SandoThe Seahawks hold the fourth, 37th, 68th, 105th, 137th, 178th, 213th, 245th, 247th and 248th choices in the 2009 draft. For perspective, I've singled out the last four players chosen in those spots.
Seattle drafted one of those players: offensive lineman Ray Willis, taken 105th in 2005, Tim Ruskell's first season as team president.
The Seahawks have four seventh-round choices this year. Ruskell's teams have fared well drafting in the seventh round. The last five players his teams have drafted in the round remain on NFL rosters, all drafted since 2006: Justin Forsett, Brandon Coutu, Steve Vallos, Ryan Plackemeier and Ben Obomanu.
Ninety-five of the 132 seventh-round choices drafted by other teams during the same span remain on NFL rosters.
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The 49ers signed receiver Dominique Zeigler from the practice squad Saturday, a move that helps with depth while Arnaz Battle recovers from injury.
The team released tackle Kirk Barton to make room on the roster for Zeigler. Releasing Barton became easier once the 49ers declared tackle Jonas Jennings healthy enough to serve as the swing tackle against the Cardinals on Monday night.
Note: Roided-out rosters now updated to reflect this move.