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Seahawks Sign LB Tyrel Dodson

The Seahawks signed linebacker Tyrel Dodson on Thursday.


The Seahawks signed linebacker Tyrel Dodson on Thursday, adding a potential starter to that position group after both of last year's starting inside linebackers, Bobby Wagner and Jordyn Brooks, left in free agency.

Dodson, 25, went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2019 and signed with Buffalo, where he has spent the past five seasons, beginning his career on the practice squad.

Over the course of the last four seasons, Dodson has appeared in 59 games, starting 15, with 10 of those starts coming last season. He finished the 2023 season with 74 tackles, 2.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, six quarterback hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Though he was not an every-down player throughout the season, Dodson was Pro Football Focus' highest graded linebacker last season with a 90.2 grade, including high marks against the run and pass, and he was named to that site's "All-Breakout Team" for the 2023 season.

The Seahawks agreed to terms with linebacker Tyrel Dodson on March 14, 2024. Dodson played five years in Buffalo before agreeing to terms with Seattle.

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