The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that they placed offensive tackle Brandon Frye on the injured reserve list for the rest of the season with a neck injury. But instead of trying to get by with only six linemen on the team's active roster, the Seahawks signed offensive tackle Damion McIntosh with the roster spot available because of the Frye move.
McIntosh, 32, has experience at left tackle, playing the last two seasons with Kansas City before being released in an unexpected move by Kansas City just before the regular season as the Chiefs cut down to 53 players.
McIntosh visited Seattle about a month ago, and also took a trip to New Orleans. He's started 111 career games, playing his first four years in the league with San Diego, before moving on to Miami for three season and spending the last two in Kansas City.
McIntosh started every game last season for the Chiefs.
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He gives Seattle some much-needed depth at offensive tackle, and also is insurance in case Sean Locklear and Walter Jones continue to have health issues.