BY SPNW Staff 06:26PM 04/01/2015

Seahawks re-sign Tukuafu, J. Williams, Dobbs

The Seahawks padded their defensive line depth Wednesday by re-signing defensive linemen Jesse Williams and Will Tukuafu as well as Demarcus Dobbs, who was not announced but was confirmed earlier in the week by a tweet from his agent. Tukuafu was also a fullback.

When starting FB Derrick Coleman broke his foot during warmups Oct. 21, Tukuafu signed with Seattle Oct. 29 after being released by San Francisco. He played in nine games with two starts and all three postseason games, mostly at fullback. In five NFL seasons with San Francisco (2010-13) and Seattle, he played in 29 games with two starts.

Tukuafu was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon in 2010 by Seattle, but was cut and picked up by the 49ers. He will compete for the starting job with Coleman, who is expected back in full health.

Williams, a native of Australia who starred at Alabama, spent the previous two seasons on injured reserve with knee problems after being selected by Seattle with the first of three fifth-round choices (137th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft.

The Seahawks claimed Dobbs off waivers after San Francisco let him go in November, and was an interior pass rusher in nickel packages. He missed three games with an ankle injury. He returned to action for the playoffs, helping fill in for the injury loss of DT Jordan Hill. Dobbs appeared in four regular-season games and registered six tackles.


Unrestricted Free Agents

Date Player Action Skinny
3/8 TE Anthony McCoy Re-signed One year; injured last 2 seasons
3/10 CB Byron Maxwell Signed-Phil 6 years, $63 million: ($10.3 avg)
3/10 LG James Carpenter Signed-NYJ 4 years, $20 million
3/10 LB Malcolm Smith Signed-Oak 2 years, $7 million
3/12 DE O. Schofield Signed-Atl 9 QB hits, 2 sacks for ’14 Hawks
3/13 PR Bryan Walters Signed-Jax Primary punt returner in ’14
3/16 S Jeron Johnson Signed-Was $3.5 million over 2 years
3/19 TE Tony Moeaki Signed-Atl 6 games, 2 starts in ’14
3/19 DT D. Smith Re-signed Spent 2014 on injured reserve
3/27 LS Clint Gresham Re-signed Played in all 16 games
4/2 FB Will Tukuafu Re-signed Made 2 starts; also DL
4/2 DE D. Dobbs Re-signed 4 games in 2014

Restricted Free Agents

Date Player Action Skinny
3/6 DE Greg Scruggs Re-signed Injured reserve last 2 years (knee)
3/9 LB Mike Morgan Re-signed Played in 53 games since 2011
3/9 WR Ricardo Lockette Re-signed 11 catches, 2 TDs in ’14
3/9 CB DeShawn Shead Re-signed Played in 16 games with 1 start in ’14

Extensions / Restructures / Cuts

Date Player Action Skinny
3/6 RB Marshawn Lynch Extend. 3 years, $31 million; $12 million in 2015
3/6 TE Zach Miller Cut Played 3 games in ’14; had severe ankle injury
3/6 OT Garrett Scott Cut Waived due to a non-football heart condition

Remaining Unrestricted Free Agents

Player Pos. Age Current Avg. Skinny
Kevin Williams DT 34 $2,100,000 Considering retirement
Tarvaris Jackson QB 31 $1,250,000 Played in one game in 2014
Heath Farwell ILB 33 $1,125,000 Retiring to coach
Landon Cohen DT 28 $730,000 Played in one playoff game
Lemuel Jeanpierre C 27 $645,000 Played in 15 games in ’14

Remaining Restricted Free Agents

Player Pos. Age Current Avg. Skinny
Stephen Shilling G 26 $645,000 Went on IR Nov. 10 (knee)
David Gilreath WR 26 $495,000 Didn’t play in 2014
Jermaine Kearse WR 25 $480,000 Winning TD in NFC Champ.

Free Agents Signed

Date Player Pos. From Skinny
3/9 Will Blackmon CB Jacksonville 12 starts for the Jaguars last 2 years
3/9 Cary Williams CB Philadelphia Deal is 3 years, $18 million
3/16 Jesse Williams DT Seattle Cut March 6, re-signed
3/19 Ahtyba Rubin DT Cleveland Better suited to Seattle’s 4-3


Date Player Pos. From Skinny
3/10 Jimmy Graham TE New Orleans Cost: C Max Unger, No. 1 pick






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