The Seattle Seahawks announced today that they have signed free agent offensive guard Chester Pitts. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The former Houston Texan played for current Seahawks offensive line coach Alex Gibbs, starting all 114 games for the Texans after being drafted in the second round (50th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.
Pitts suffered a knee injury two games into the 2009 season that required microfracture knee surgery. Pitts attended San Diego State, where he walked-on to the football team in 1998.
Pitts will likely compete for a starting job at right guard with second-year player Max Unger, but also provides much-needed depth along the offensive line for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks also released defensive end Robert Henderson and linebacker Anthony Heygood.