Looks like the Seahawks had a plan in place in case Kellen Winslow balked at taking a pay cut.
First reported by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, I can confirm that the Seattle Seahawks will sign former Cleveland Browns tight end Evan Moore.
The 27-year-old will replace Kellen Winslow on the 53-man roster, who the team released earlier today.
Moore was released by the Browns on Friday as part of that team’s effort to get down to 53 players. He was due to make nearly $2 million in base salary in 2012, in the second year of a three year deal.
In 33 games with Cleveland, Moore finished with 62 catches for 804 yards and five touchdowns. The Stanford University product finished with 34 catches for 324 yards and four touchdowns last year.
Similar to Winslow, Moore is a pass-catching tight end that works of the line of scrimmage, and also can split out as a wide receiver. Moore also is familiar with the West Coast offense from his time in Cleveland under head coach Pat Shurmur and team president Mike Holmgren.