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Hawks sign safety Atari Bigby, release FB Boyce

After he reportedly visiting the team’s facility on Monday, the Seattle Seahawks announced that they have signed former Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby this afternoon.

Bigby, 29, initially signed with Miami as an undrafted rookie free agent in May 2005, and was released, then signed with the New York Jets before again being released and signed to the Green Bay’s practice squad on November 1, 2005.

Bigby spent six seasons with the Packers, starting 33 of 46 career games.

But recently Bigby has struggled to stay on the field, having never played a full season since 2007.

Bigby missed nine games in 2008 with hamstring and ankle injuries, and three games in 2009 year because of an injury to the same ankle that later required surgery.

Bigby played in only four regular-season games in 2010, beginning the season on the Physically Unable to Play (PUP) list after off-season ankle surgery, but did get one tackle in Green Bay’s Super Bowl win over Pittsburgh.

He likely would serve as a backup at strong safety for Kam Chancellor.

To make room on the roster, Seattle released fullback Dorson Boyce.

Bigby is now the oldest safety on Seattle’s roster, joining Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Mark Legree, Jeron Johnson, Rickey Thenarse and Josh Pinkard.