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Seahawks sign former Husky wide receiver Kevin Smith
The Seahawks have signed wide receiver Kevin Smith, last year's leading receiver at the University of Washington who originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent in May.
The Cardinals released Smith earlier this month and he was awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 5, beefing up the team's injury-riddled receiving corps during minicamp last week. He was waived by the Jaguars on June 19 and went unclaimed until the Seahawks took action today.
During his senior season for the Huskies, the 5-foot-11, 214-pound Smith racked up a team-high 765 yards on 50 catches, averaging 58.8 yards per game. His four receiving touchdowns ranked third on the team and he also worked as a punt and kick returner, spots where he could join the competition for the Seahawks when training camp kicks off in late July.
Smith joins a pool of Seahawks wideouts who entered the League as undrafted rookie free agents. That group includes players who have emerged as key contributors in Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse - also a former Husky, as well as the likes of Phil Bates, Ricardo Lockette, Arceto Clark, Chris Matthews, and Bryan Walters.
His addition makes him the 13th receiver on the Seahawks' 90-man roster and he fills the spot vacated by defensive tackle Andru Pulu, who was released on Tuesday afternoon.