Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Seahawks' official list of undrafted rookies
By Mike Sando
The Seattle Seahawks announced contract agreements with 19 undrafted rookies Tuesday.
I've sorted them by position group for quick scanning.
As noted, Seattle needed multiple quarterbacks in the short term to get through practices before the league year begins Aug. 4. Rookies can practice immediately. Veterans with contracts that expired following the 2010 season must wait until Aug. 4 before practicing under terms of their new contracts.
Josh Portis and Zac Lee give Seattle two young arms for camp.
Portis comes to Seattle with NFL roots. His cousin, Clinton Portis, has rushed for 9,923 yards in nine NFL seasons. Lee played for Nebraska and bounced back from arm surgery to address an injury suffered during his junior season. He worked out for NFL teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, but was not drafted.
Portis and Lee are both on the shorter side for NFL quarterbacks, measuring under 6-foot-3. Both ran the 40-yard dash in about 4.6 seconds.