Seahawks Sign DE Josh Shirley, Waive/Injured DE Tavaris Barnes

The Seahawks re-signed defensive end Josh Shirley to add pass-rush depth ahead of their preseason opener at Kansas City.

The Seahawks added to their pass-rush depth Tuesday by re-signing defensive end Josh Shirley. Shirley, who began his college career at the University of Washington before transferring to UNLV, signed with the Seahawks in January, then was waived in May. Shirley spent time with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. Defensive end Tavaris Barnes was waived/injured to make room on the 90-man roster.

"It's good to get Josh back," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Josh has been a guy that's an outside guy, he can rush the passer and play SAM linebacker. We're going to work him at the LEO spot right now. We need some rush depth as we're going into the preseason here, so we'll see how he does. He's always been on the edge of being with us as a guy we really like, so it's good to get him out."

Barnes signed with Seattle in April after spending his rookie season in New Orleans, where he made five tackles in 12 games for the Saints after making the team as an undrafted rookie. If Barnes clears waivers, he will be placed on Seattle's injured reserve list.

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