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Hawks sign ex-Ram LB Vobora

The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran linebacker David Vobora, which was announced by his agent Marc Lillibridge via twitter and later confirmed by the team.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the fourth year pro started 16 games during his three seasons in St. Louis, including five last season, finishing with 36 combined tackles and two sacks.

Vobora signing with Seattle is a homecoming of sorts – a native of Eugene, Ore., he starred at the University of Idaho.

Vobora, 25, worked out for Seattle this morning. The Seahawks had flirted with signing other veteran linebackers, including Ben Leber, who ended up signing with the Rams two weeks ago.

With Leber signed, the Rams released Vobora, a restricted free agent drafted in the seventh round in 2008 by St. Louis.

At 6-1, 240 pounds, Vobora projects as a weak-side, outside linebacker in Seattle’s 4-3 defensive scheme.

Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian has a nice feature on Vobora, who was Mr. Irrelevant of the 2008 draft class.