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Hawks release LS Overton, bring back LB Heygood

The Seattle Seahawks announced the team made a roster move this afternoon, waiving long snapper Matt Overton and bringing back linebacker Anthony Heygood.

A 6-foot-1, 225-pounder out of Purdue, Heygood spent the 2009 season on Seattle's practice squad but was released just before training camp. Linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. had spoke highly of Heygood, who had been working behind Aaron Curry at the strong-side, outside linebacker spot on the defense.

Overton, a Western Washington product, was released for the third time by the Seahawks today.

Overton initially signed with Seattle in 2007 but didn't make it out of training camp. The Seahawks then signed Overton for a short stint in February before again cutting him. But then the Seahawks brought Overton back in favor of long snapper Patrick McDonald in late April.

It appeared Overton would be the team's long snapper heading into the regular season. However, the Seahawks claimed long snapper Clint Gresham on Friday, a rookie out of TCU waived by New Orleans, and ultimately it appears the team believes Gresham is a better fit.