Seahawks coaching changes, player moves

The Seahawks made several coaching changes Friday, along with re-signing linebacker O’Brien Schofield and signing free-agent cornerback A.J. Jefferson.

The coaching changes include Will Harriger being named offensive assistant, Chris Morgan assistant offensive line coach and Chad Morton assistant special teams coach.

Nate Carroll, the youngest son of head coach Pete Carroll, now assumes the role of assistant wide receivers coach after working last season as an offensive assistant. John Glenn takes over as the quality control/defense coach. Glenn was a coaching assistant for special team the last two years.

Harriger has coached at six universities, including the last two years at Florida. He worked with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn when Quinn was the defensive coordinator at Florida in 2011-12.

Morgan was with the Washington Redskins the last three years, also has an assistant offensive line coach. He previously worked with Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable when Cable was the Raiders' head coach.

Morton, who played seven NFL seasons as a running back/kick returner, spent the last five seasons with the Green Bay Packers as assistant special teams coach.

The Seahawks also officially announced they have re-signed Schofield, who tweeted the news earlier in the day.

Jefferson, who played at Fresno State, was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as a rookie free agent in 2010. He spent two seasons with Arizona, playing in 18 games with seven starts. He was traded to the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 1, 2012. He played in 25 games with seven starts for the Vikings before being was released last November.

Jefferson has 103 tackles, two interceptions, 19 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries in his career.