The Seattle Seahawks added depth and maybe some flexibility on Thursday morning when they announced the signing of linebacker Josh Forrest and cornerback Jeremy Boykins. The signings came one day after the Seahawks announced the re-signing of former offensive lineman J. R. Sweezy.
The Seahawks drafted Sweezy in the seventh round of the 2012 draft and the former collegiate defensive lineman spent his first four season with the Seahawks before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016 as a free agent.
Sweezy was a defensive lineman at N.C. State before the Seahawks converted him to a Guard in the NFL. After serving one year as a backup Sweezy blossomed into a fulltime starter, starting 15 games on the 2013 Super Bowl winning team, 16 games in 2014 and 15 games in 2015 before hitting free agency.
Guard Avery Young was waived/injured to make room on Seattle’s 90-man roster. The 6 foot-3,249 pound Forrest spent part of last season with Seahawks after his call-up from the practice squad to the 53 man roster. Forrest was a 2016 sixth round draftee by the Los Angeles Rams and started ten games.
Forrest who is 6-foot-3, 249 pounds, spent part of last season with the Seahawks, initially signing to the practice squad in November before earning a call-up to the 53-man roster. Forrest, a sixth-round pick in 2016, appeared in two games before landing on injured reserve in December. In 2016, Forrest played in 10 games for the Los Angeles Rams, starting four. He recorded 9 tackles and a pass defense in those 10 games.
Boykins, who is 6-foot-2, 183 pounds, signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of UCF in 2017 and later spent time on the Titans’ practice squad. Safety Alex Carter and tight end Je’Ron Hamm were waived to make room on the 90-man roster.