The Seahawks had 89 men on their roster Wednesday morning after releasing defensive tackle Andru Pulu on Tuesday.
The final spot on the 90-man roster was filled on Wednesday afternoon when the Seahawks announced they had signed wide receiver Kevin Smith, a former wideout at the University of Washington.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 25, 2014
Smith was the Huskies’ best receiver in 2013, catching 50 passes for 765 yards and four touchdowns. He is the 13th receiver on the Seahawks roster, according to The Seattle Times.
The Seahawks official website offered an interesting tidbit on the Smith signing.
He is the eighth receiver currently on the Seahawks roster that started their career as an undrafted free agent, joining Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Phil Bates, Ricardo Lockette, Arceto Clark, Chris Matthews, and Bryan Walters.
Smith was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals in May before being released and signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this month.
The Jaguars released him on June 19 and he was unclaimed until the Seahawks signed him on Wednesday.
Because of the depth the Seahawks currently have at the wideout position, Smith is expected to compete for a role on special teams when training camp starts in late July.
At the University of Washington, Smith’s best season of kick returning came in 2011, when he returned 37 kickoffs for 958 yards, an average of 25.9 yards per return.
He has only returned 10 kickoffs since tearing his ACL that year. Smith only returned two punts in his four-year college career.
Smith is 5-foot-11 and weighs 214 pounds.
Training camp for the Seahawks starts on July 25, one month from today.