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With Byron Maxwell leaving, Seahawks sign 30-year-old veteran CB Will Blackmon

It's not a Williams. It's not a Maxwell.

But the Seahawks have brought back a cornerback with a link to its recent past.

Below is official confirmation from the league's transaction wire of Seattle's signing 30-year old Will Blackmon to a free-agent contract:


Former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Jacksonville released Blackmon last month to save about $980,000 against the Jaguars' salary cap for 2015.

Blackmon was with Seattle for much of the 2013 preseason, from a February signing to being released at the 75-man roster cutdown the next-to-last-week of that preseason. He was Green Bay's fourth-round draft choice in 2006 -- when current Seahawks general manager John Schneider was a personnel assistant with the Packers.

This is a stop-gap move to potentially back-fill for the departure of Byron Maxwell to Philadelphia as an unrestricted free agent.

Knowing Seattle only has Tharold Simon coming off his first full season plus offseason shoulder surgery as another potential starter to replace Maxwell, signing Blackmon won't stop the Seahawks from continuing to shop there. They've been linked to keen interest in Green Bay veteran starter Tramon Williams and Philadelphia free agent Cary Williams.