Seahawks claim center Patrick Lewis off waivers

Posted Aug 27, 2014

After reaching the league-mandated roster limit of 75 players on Tuesday, the Seahawks claimed center Patrick Lewis off waivers and waived linebacker Marcus Dowtin.

The Seattle-to-Jacksonville NFL pipeline also works in reverse.

The Seahawks claimed Patrick Lewis on Wednesday, three days after the 6-foot-1, 311-pound center was waived by the Jaguars. To clear a roster spot, linebacker Marcus Dowtin was waived.

The Jaguars, who are coached by former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, have been loading up on ex-Seahawks since last year at this time. Former Seahawks currently on the Jaguars’ roster include defensive ends Red Bryant and Chris Clemons, cornerback Will Blackmon and safety Winston Guy – and linebacker John Lotulelei is on injured reserve.

Lewis entered the NFL in 2013 as a rookie free agent with the Green Bay Packers, but was released on the final roster cut last August. He was claimed the next day by the Cleveland Browns, who then released him in November and signed Lewis to their practice squad. The Jaguars signed him off the Browns’ practice squad last December.

Lewis steps into an offensive line group with the Seahawks that features Pro Bowl center Max Unger and includes incumbent backup Lemuel Jeanpierre as well Stephen Schilling, who also has worked at center this summer.