Seahawks Retain Lewis, Laury


Posted by: Shaun Dolence

Continuing a busy day for Tim Ruskell and company, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly re-signed linebackers D.D. Lewis and Lance Laury.

More excellent news from the Seahawks, as they continue building on an already successful off-season.

D.D. Lewis is an extremely valuable component of the linebacker position: he can play any one of the three spots, and is a capable replacement on the field. Retaining Lewis was necessary to maintain good depth and talent at the position.

Lance Laury, entering his fourth season in the NFL, has been a solid contributor on special teams (co-captain last year) for Seattle since his rookie season. He has played in all 16 games the past two seasons after surprisingly making the team as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006. Laury became an unrestricted free agent after the Seahawks opted against giving him a $1.01 million tender.

UPDATE: Floyd Womack has signed a deal with the Cleveland Browns. This was reported yesterday, but I haven’t had a chance to post anything on it yet. Not a huge loss for Seattle, although his versatility is invaluable – he has played nearly every position on the offensive line. “Pork Chop” has flashed a lot of potential as a starting guard since the Seahawks drafted him in 2001, but has never been able to stay healthy. Best of luck to him in Cleveland.