With defensive tackle Jordan Hill coming back from a knee injury and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs bothered for weeks by a bad ankle, the Seahawks today signed veteran (but recently idle) defensive tackle Landon Cohen.
The 28-year-old Cohen, Detroit's seventh-round draft choice out of Ohio University in 2008, fills the active-roster spot Seattle has had open for weeks since it released seldom-used defensive tackle Travian Robertson.
Cohen played in 13 games with three starts in 2013 for Chicago but hasn't played this season. The 6-foot-1, 300-pound Cohen made four starts over two seasons with Detroit through 2009. He played in two games each for Jacksonville and New England in 2010, one game for the Patriots in 2011 and then didn't play for anyone in 2o12.
So this seems more insurance for the Seahawks in case either Hill or Dobbs isn't healthy enough to play Saturday night when the Carolina Panthers come to Seattle for an NFC divisional playoff game, or a future consideration. Can't see the Seahawks investing a ton of playing time during a playoff game in a guy who hasn't played in more than a year and has played in just 13 games over three season, especially just five days after signing him out of hibernation.
--Sound Transit announced its rail schedule from the Tacoma-Lakewood area to CenturyLink Field for Saturday's game. You can view it here.