Nov 15, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks release QB Keith Price, sign RB Demitrius Bronson


The Seahawks announced on Monday that they have released quarterback Keith Price and defensive end Kenneth Boatwright, just days before the start of team minicamp.

Price was expected to compete with Tarvaris Jackson, Terrelle Pryor and B.J. Daniels for a backup QB spot on Seattle’s 90-man roster, but that will no longer be the case.

Boatwright was released days after the Seahawks announced signing defensive tackle Kevin Williams.

Williams, an 11-year veteran, had played his entire NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings, recording 463 tackles, 60 sacks seven forced fumbles and 13 fumble recoveries in 171 career games.

Durable and consistent, Williams has never played in fewer than 14 games in a season, and he has played in all 16 regular season games eight times. He is a six-time Pro Bowler and the deal is reportedly for one-year and a little more than $2 million.

The Seahawks also announced on Monday that they signed running back Demitrius Bronson. He will join a busy backfield that already consists of Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael, and Robert Turbin.

That signing may be to give the Seahawks more depth at the position during mini-camp as the Seahawks expect Lynch will skip it while he tries to negotiate his contract.

Bronson attended Eastern Washington last year and recorded 107 yards and three touchdowns in eight games played. In his career at EWU, he had 600 career rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

The moves keep Seattle at the 90-player roster limit.

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