The Seahawks’ searches for versatility -- and perhaps a new fullback -- continue, with a return from just last month.
Seattle on Thursday signed undrafted rookie Kyle Coleman from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Seahawks list the 6-foot, 231-pound Coleman as a linebacker. Early last month the team had him in its rookie minicamp for a tryout and listed him then as a fullback. In that minicamp, he wore the white No. 47 jersey of a defensive player and scrimmaged at linebacker (offensive players wear blue in Seahawks’ offseason workouts).
To make room on the 90-man offseason roster, Seattle waived undrafted rookie cornerback Jamal Marshall, who was on the roster for its first five practices of organized team activities into Wednesday.
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The Seahawks have been trying former Washington Huskies defensive lineman Taniela Tupou and Florida Atlantic defensive lineman Brandin Bryant at fullback, which in Seattle’s offense is primarily a blocker in select situations but no longer in base sets now that tailback Marshawn Lynch is retired. Second-year man Brandon Cottom, a tight end from Purdue, was the first-team fullback in red-zone scrimmaging during Wednesday’s OTA practice the media was allowed to attend.
Seattle’s fullbacks last season, Derrick Coleman and Will Tukuafu, are unsigned after their contracts expired.
Coleman was a linebacker until his final year of college ball, when he moved over to offense.
It’s a reminder of what two-year starting offensive lineman Justin Britt said Wednesday of his move from guard to center this spring: “The more you can do.”