Aug 24, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Evan Moore (89) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Seahawks Sign TE Evan Moore, Sign 7 to Practice Squad

Following the release of TE Kellen Winslow, the Seahawks needed to sign another player to take his place on the roster. It turns out that it didn’t take them very long to do so. The Seahawks have now officially signed TE Evan Moore.

Moore, who has spent the last 3 years with Cleveland, is a very athletic receiving TE who will remind a lot of fan of Kellen Winslow on the field.He is know for creating mismatches and getting open, and is especially lethal in he red zone.

Also like Winslow, Moore has a history of injuries and must be “managed” over the course of the season in order to keep him on the field for games. Expect Moore’s name to be on the injury report most weeks as the Seahawks limit his practice time.

Moore also has an incredible reputation with fans. He even offered to reimburse a Cleveland fan who had just purchased Moore’s jersey right before his release.

Moore’s release from the Browns came mostly because he simply didn’t fit in with offense that Mike Holmgren has installed there. He signed a big extension just a couple seasons ago, but had been increasingly underutilized over the past 2 season.

 

The Seahawks have also announced the following 7 players have been signed to the practice squad:

  • WR Richardo Lockette
  • TE Sean McGrath
  • LB Korey Toomer
  • LB Allen Bradford
  • G Rishaw Johnson
  • QB Josh Portis
  • S Deshawn Shead

There have also been reports that WR Jermaine Kearse and OT Edawn Coughman have been signed to the practice squad, but one of those reports must be incorrect since there can only be 8 practice squad players.

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