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Agent: Hawks bring back DT Clinton McDonald

In search of defensive line help, the Seattle Seahawks brought back a familiar face in defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

The Seahawks have agreed to terms with McDonald, according to his agents Neil Schartz and Jonathan Feinsod. He’s expected to be available for Sunday’s game against San Francisco.

The University of Memphis product was one of the surprise cuts at the end of exhibition play. However, McDonald was due to make $1.3 million in base salary as a restricted free agent. Seattle’s other restricted free agents, long snapper Clint Gresham and safety Chris Maragos agreed to new contracts at reduced salaries, while McDonald was cut.

UPDATE: The Seahawks officially announced the signing of McDonald. Mike Person was cut from the active roster to make room.

McDonald had been a steady contributor as part of Seattle’s regular rotation at defensive tackle since joining the team in a trade for cornerback Kelly Jennings with Cincinnati during training camp in August 2011.

With defensive tackles Brandon Mebane and Tony McDaniel both nursing injuries, the Seahawks can use some experienced depth up front.

The Seahawks still have to make a roster move to clear a spot on the active roster for McDonald.