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Seahawks add OT Williams, release DL Bennett

In an anticipated move to add depth at offensive tackle, the Seattle Seahawks announced the signing of offensive tackle to the active roster this afternoon, and released defensive lineman Michael Bennett in order to make room for Williams.

With only six active offensive linemen, the Seahawks needed to bring someone up to backup Brandon Frye and Ray Willis.

With 11 defensive linemen, Bennett was expendable. But the team had concerns about releasing Bennett at the end of training camp because of fears another team might snatch him up. So it will be interesting to see what happens to Bennett over the next couple days.

One thought was Seattle might release CB Travis Fisher or LB D.D. Lewis to make room for Williams.