Last week, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team was in talks with free-agent defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs. Those discussions came to fruition on Monday, with Dobbs signing a one-year contract to stay in Seattle for what will be his fifth NFL season.
Dobbs, age 27, was claimed off waivers (San Francisco) by the Seahawks this past November. He worked into Seattle's defensive line rotation before an ankle injury sidelined him for the final three games of the regular season. Dobbs returned for the team's run at Super Bowl XLIX, seeing snaps in place of the injured Jordan Hill and experiencing a fourth-straight NFC Championship game after being exposed to the previous three as a member of the 49ers.
Dobbs, who went undrafted in 2011 out of the University of Georgia, shares a similar life story to that of fellow NFL'er Michael Oher, the offensive lineman who was featured in the 2009 Academy-Award winning film *The Blind Side. *Dobbs moved in with a foster family mid-way through his senior year of high school, a relationship he credits for giving him the love and support he needed to make it in professional football.