Seahawks Release Defensive Lineman David King, Claim Defensive Tackle A.J. Francis

The Seahawks made a roster move Monday, claiming defensive tackle A.J. Francis off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.

The Seahawks made a roster move Monday, releasing defensive lineman David King from the 53-man active roster and claiming defensive tackle A.J. Francis off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.

Francis, who went undrafted out of Maryland in 2013, has spent time with the Dolphins and New England Patriots and has one tackle in his three-year career. He made news this past offseason when he took a job as an Uber driver.

"He's a real big guy," Carroll said of the 6-foot-5, 321-pound Francis. "Our guys have had their eye on him for some time, and he just popped available here and so we jumped on the opportunity to get him."

King was signed from the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad to the Seahawks' active roster last December. Originally a seventh-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, King was inactive for Seattle's Week 10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals because of a groin injury. He posted four tackles and 1.5 sacks during his time with the Seahawks.

The Seahawks took on the Arizona Cardinals in an intense Sunday Night Football showdown at CenturyLink Field with divisional implication.  

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