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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Leonard Weaver wanted to re-sign with the Seahawks. I think his talents will be better suited for what the Eagles are likely to do offensively. His contract agreement with Philadelphia makes sense as Weaver tries to enhance his profile.
The versatile fullback figures to handle the football more frequently in Philadelphia than he would have in the Seahawk's offense under new coordinator Greg Knapp.
The Seahawks have a very good receiving tight end in John Carlson and an upgraded receiving situation now that T.J. Houshmandzadeh is on board. They will alter carries between Julius Jones, T.J. Duckett and any running back they plan to select in the draft.
Weaver is a good runner -- for a fullback. He is a good receiver -- for a fullback. But he is still a fullback, and that hurt his value on the market.
Weaver's departure from Seattle, the league-high seventh by an unrestricted free agent this offseason, makes the Seahawks more likely to pursue Justin Griffith as a replacement. Griffith played for Knapp in Oakland. He visited the Seahawks recently.