It appears the Seattle Seahawks have found their starting left guard for 2010.
The Hawks announced this afternoon the they have signed veteran guard Ben Hamilton.
Hamilton, 32, spent all nine of his years in the NFL in Denver, and is very familiar with the zone blocking scheme, so he should serve as good mentor for Seattle’s younger lineman.
The Seahawks also took a look at Houston guard Chester Pitts before moving on Hamilton.
Hamilton was a fourth-round selection (113th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota. He started 80 consecutive games from 2002-06, missing the 2007 season due to concussion symptoms, but returned in 2008 to start all 16 games for the sixth time in his career.
Last year, he played in 15 games with eight starts. Hamilton has started 104 of 111 career games.