The Seahawks signed linebacker Kache Palacio, bringing back a player who spent most of the 2016 season on their practice squad. The Seahawks also re-signed running backs Troymaine Pope and Terrence Magee, both of whom were exclusive rights free agents.
Palacio, who went undrafted out of Washington State last year, spent time with the Los Angeles Rams and B.C. Lions before eventually landing in Seattle as a free agent a week into training camp. The former Cougars pass-rusher did well enough in the preseason to get his coaches' attention and eventually earn a spot on the practice squad.
"He kind of came out of nowhere," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after Palacio forced and recovered a fumble in a preseason win over the Raiders. "We got him kind of late, he jumped on the scene, showed flexibility to play different positions—he'd always been an outside backer—he played inside for us as we needed him to, worked hard on special teams."
Palacio is the fourth linebacker the Seahawks have signed as a free agent this offseason along with Arthur Brown, Michael Wilhoite and Terence Garvin.
Pope, who signed with Seattle last year as an undrafted free agent, appeared in three games with the Seahawks, rushing for 43 yards on 11 carries before eventually landing on injured reserve with an ankle injury. A preseason standout, Pope was claimed by the New York Jets when Seattle waived him before the start of the season, then came back to Seattle in November after being released by the Jets, first on Seattle practice squad, then later on the 53-man roster.
Magee, who went undrafted out of LSU in 2015, has spent time with Baltimore, the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns, as well as two stints in Seattle last season. Magee rushed for 12 yards on three carries in two games with the Seahawks.
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