First reported by Brian McIntyre, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with Tampa Bay free agent running back Kregg Lumpkin.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Lumpkin, 27, visited with Seattle on Thursday. The Seahawks had a scheduled visit with Michael Bush, but he never made it in and eventually signed with Chicago.
The Georgia product was an undrafted rookie free agent with Green Bay in 2008, so there’s a connection with Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who of course worked in the Packers’ personnel department during that time.
And Lumpkin’s a bigger back at 5-11, 228 pounds, so he could provide a similar physical presence in the run game as Marshawn Lynch, something Seattle lacked offensively last year.
Lumpkin likely will be competing for a roster spot with Tyrell Sutton and Vai Taua as a backup behind Lynch; both are already on Seattle’s 80-man roster.
A third-year pro, Lumpkin finished with 31 carries for 105 yards in Tampa Bay last year, and also totaled a career-high 41 receptions for 291 yards.
A restricted free agent, Lumpkin was not tendered by the Bucs leading up to free agency, allowing him to hit the open market.