Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have signed cornerback and kick returner Will Blackmon, the team announced today.
Blackmon was originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (115th pick overall) by the Green Bay Packers. He spent 2006-09 with Green Bay, and was released during the 2010 training camp. Blackmon then signed with the New York Giants on October 28, 2010, but was released following the season after landing on injured reserve with a knee injury. On November 23, 2011, the Giants again signed Blackmon, where he spent the remainder of the season, including earning a Super Bowl ring in the Giants victory over New England in Super Bowl XLVI.
In 43 games played in the NFL, Blackmon has amassed 49 tackles (42 solo), in addition to 67 punt returns for 634 yards (9.5 avg.) with three returned for touchdowns and 81 kick returns for 1,674 yards (20.7 avg.).
Blackmon spent 2012 with the Arizona Wranglers in the Arena Football League.