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On this date: Levon Kirkland signed in free agency
Seahawks players Tyler Lockett and Kam Chancellor squared off in the final round of the 2016 Ellis Island Invitational on Wednesday at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, a basketball shootout elimination bracket the team started at the beginning of training camp. Tacoma native NBA all-star Isaiah Thomas also joined the fun. View
2001: Levon Kirkland, a Pro Bowl linebacker from the Steelers, is signed in free agency. He finished third on the team with 101 tackles in his only season with the Seahawks. Kirkland was one of eight players to start at middle linebacker for the Seahawks during a seven-season stretch – joining Dean Wells and DeShone Myles (1998), Anthony Simmons (1999), George Koonce (2000), Isaiah Kacyvenski (2002), Randall Godfrey (2004) and Orlando Huff (2004) – before Lofa Tatupu was drafted in 2005 and became the only player in franchise history to lead the team in tackles four consecutive seasons.