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Seahawks Sign DT Antonio Valentino; Activate OLB Tyreke Smith From PUP List

The Seahawks made a pair of roster moves ahead of Monday’s practice.

Florida defensive lineman Antonio Valentino motions to fans to cheer louder during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Seahawks added to their interior line depth on Monday, signing rookie defensive tackle Antonio Valentino. The Seahawks will also get back rookie outside linebacker Tyreke Smith, who passed his physical Monday, allowing him to come off the physically unable to perform list.

Smith, a fifth-round pick out of Ohio State, had been out with a hip injury. He missed the first three practices of camp, but was able to run and work with trainers during the first week of camp, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

Valentino, who went undrafted out of Florida this year, initially signed with the New York Giants following the draft, then was waived earlier in the spring. The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Valentino spent his first four years of college at Penn State, appearing in 40 games and recording 51 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. Valentino joined the Gators as a graduate transfer in 2021, starting eight of 12 games played and recording 23 tackles and three tackles for loss.

The Seahawks take the field on day 4 of Training Camp on Saturday afternoon and some familiar faces returned to the field.

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