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Seahawks sign Stephen Schilling
On a day when the reports and rumors focused on another free agent who was visiting the Seahawks, the club signed former Bellevue High School and San Diego Chargers offensive lineman Stephen Schilling.
The addition was announced Thursday, when there were premature reports that pass-rusher Jared Allen was close to signing with the Super Bowl champions.
Schilling, 25, played in 18 games for the Chargers – with two starts in 2011. He became a free agent when the Chargers did not offer him a tender as a restricted free agent last month.
While at Bellevue High School, Schilling played on three state championship teams for the Wolverines.
With the Seahawks, Schilling adds depth on an offensive line that lost starting right tackle Breno Giacomini in free agency. Versatile Paul McQuistan, who has started 40 games at three positions the past three seasons, remains an unrestricted free agent.