Looks like the Seattle Seahawks took a pass on Tampa Bay strong safety Jermaine Phillips, as he re-signed with his former club today after taking trips to Seattle and San Diego.
Tampa Bay also re-signed ex-Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens.
However, the Seahawks did make some news today, signing Detroit free agent tight end John Owens to a deal, according to team sources. Terms are undisclosed at this time.
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At 6-foot-3, 256 pounds and in his sixth season, Owens, 29, started seven games for Detroit last season and wasn't much of a target, catching only eight balls for 56 yards and a touchdown. However, the report on Owens is he's good run blocker, so this may signal the departure of tight end Will Heller. Although, the Seahawks generally keep three tight ends. He's also a Norte Dame product. Here's the scouting report on Owens, from ESPN.com.
Owens has been a career backup, but was able to get seven starts in 2008. He is used primarily as a blocking tight end because he is solid at the point of attack. He is able to lock on and stay connected. He does have decent hands and can extend away form his body to make the catch. He is involved in special teams, but hasn't excelled in this area. Owens doesn't have any one quality that he excels at, but does have some experience and could add depth at the position.
Still no word on what is happening with offensive tackle Ray Willis, fullback Leonard Weaver or wide receiver Bobby Engram.