The Seattle Seahawks have announced that former 49ers defensive end Demarcus Dobbs has been claimed off waivers.
To create a roster spot for Dobbs, the Seahawks placed defensive end Greg Scruggs on injured reserve. Scruggs appeared in three games this season after spending all of 2013 on IR.
Dobbs is an SEC product, a former member of the Georgia Bulldogs. Undrafted in 2011, Dobbs has appeared in 45 regular-season games with the 49ers.
As a true freshman at Georgia in 2006, Dobbs redshirted. The following season, he appeared in all 13 of Georgia’s games, and recorded his first collegiate tackle against Hawaii in the 2008 Sugar Bowl.
But he mainly saw playing time on special teams for Georgia.
In 2008, as a redshirt sophomore, Dobbs made his first career start against Central Michigan. There he recorded a career-high four tackles and an interception, which he returned 78-yards for a touchdown. Against Arizona State, he tallied his first college sack, and a forced fumble. He finished the season with four total starts, 19 tackles, two sacks, and two interceptions.
The following season in 2009, he became a starter for the Bulldogs, starting in all 13 games for the team. He had a career-high 39 tackles, recording four tackles on three different occasions. He also tallied 4.5 sacks for Georgia. As a senior, Dobbs started in 10 of 13 games, recording 28 tackles.
After going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, Dobbs signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
He impressed coaches and the front office during training camp so they decided to keep him for the final roster. He was one of two undrafted free agents retained by the 49ers after final cuts. During the 2012 preseason, Dobbs began playing the tight end position, in addition to his usual spot on the defensive line.
Unfortunately, on August 14, 2013, the NFL announced that Dobbs had violated the NFL’s policy on substance abuse and would be suspended for the first game of the 2013 regular season. He was waived on November 4, 2014.
The Seahawks face the 49ers twice in three games, starting on Thanksgiving night on NBC.