The Seattle Seahawks signed three players to add depth to the team’s roster for the upcoming season.
The Seahawks announced Friday that defensive back Roy Lewis, linebacker Barrett Ruud and offensive lineman Deuce Lutui agreed to one-year deals.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
A University of Washington product, Lewis has served as a core special teams player and extra defensive back on passing situations since joining Seattle’s practice squad in September 2009, eventually being elevated to the active roster on Nov. 3, 2009.
Lewis, 26, was elected special teams captain two years ago, and he gives the team’s young secondary a veteran presence. He played in 10 games last season after missing the first six games while rehabbing a knee injury.
Lutui, 28, was a second-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals out of USC in 2006 and played for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll when he served as head coach of the Trojans.
Lutui played five seasons for the Cardinals, but struggled to control his weight and was a backup in Arizona last season.
At 6-4, 338 pounds, Lutui is best suited to play guard, and he likely provides some insurance should starting right guard John Moffitt struggle to return from a knee injury that cut short his rookie year last season.
Ruud, 28, started nine games at middle linebacker for Tennessee last season, finishing with 57 tackles and an interception. However, he dealt with lingering groin and shoulder injuries and was placed on the injured reserve list Dec. 13.
Ruud played his first six seasons in Tampa Bay, where he was coached by current Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who served as Tampa Bay’s linebackers coach from 2007-08.
Ruud provides depth at linebacker with last year’s starter David Hawthorne signing with New Orleans this week in free agency.
A recording of then-New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams urging punishing hits on specific San Francisco players was released without approval from retired special teams standout Steve Gleason, who had helped a documentary filmmaker gain behind-the-scenes access to the Saints.
Gleason, a former Washington State player, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and has allowed filmmaker Sean Pamphilon to capture his struggle with the incurable disease. Gleason said there was an agreement that he and his family would own the rights to recordings made of his interaction with the Saints.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.