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Hawks release SS Polk, sign TE Palmer

The Seattle Seahawks announced this morning that they have cut undrafted rookie free agent strong safety Ray Polk. The University of Colorado product was one of six safeties on Seattle's roster.

With the vacant roster spot, the Seahawks added tight end Michael Palmer, giving the team seven tight ends at one of the thinnest position groups on the team in terms of experience.

Palmer, 25, played in 43 games with five starts over the last three seasons for the Atlanta after joining the team as an undrafted rookie free agent on April of 2010.

During his time with the Falcons, Palmer finished with 21 receptions for 123 yards and three touchdowns.

In May, Palmer signed with the New York Giants as an unrestricted free agent, but was released on May 29.

Palmer give Seattle some experience at tight end. Until the addition of Palmer, starter Zach Miller was the only player among Seattle's tight ends with a catch in the regular season. Seattle now has seven tight ends on the roster heading into the beginning of training camp on Thursday.