The Seattle Seahawks are expected to signed Oklahoma State product center David Washington, a rookie free agent who participated in the team’s post-draft, minicamp in May.
According to GuthrieSportsPage.com, Washington said he will travel to Seattle and sign with the team this weekend. Listen to a conversation with Washington in this audio link.
The move, along with the signing of fullback David Kirtman, brings the team’s current roster to 80 players.
At 6-foot-3, 308 pounds, Washington is decent-sized guy who can move. He started three straight seasons at center for Oklahoma State, and gives the Seahawks another body to work at center, along with starter Chris Spencer, second stringer Steve Vallos and rookie, second-round draft choice Max Unger, who’s been working at left guard.
Washington also is an aspiring rapper, evidenced by this song on youtube paying homage to his Cowboys, although Washington might want to focus on his day gig.
Here’s a few other links.
ESPN’s Mike Sando links to a conversation with Scout. Inc’s Matt Williamson, who predicts the Seahawks could be a sleeper team in 2009.
Seahawks receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh agrees, saying in this interview with KJR’s Mitch Levy that Seattle could be special this season.
Speaking of Houshmandzadeh, the Sporting News ranks him as the No. 18th best receiver in the league.
Tight end John Carlson was ranked 15th by the Sporting News.
Walter Jones is ranked No. 2 overall at offensive tackle.
No Seahawks show up among the Top 20 guards, with ex-Hawk Steve Hutchinson topping the list.
Nick Mangold of the New York Jets tops the list at center.