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Seahawks Sign NT Matthew Gotel, CB Montrae Braswell & WR Justin Marshall

The Seahawks signed three players ahead of Saturday’s preseason game against Dallas. 


The Seahawks added three players on Thursday, signing cornerback Montrae Braswell, nose tackle Matthew Gotel and receiver Justin Marshall. 

To make room on the 90-man roster, the team waived running back Wayne Taulapapa and tight end Noah Gindorff, both of whom signed with the Seahawks as undrafted rookies, and waived/injured receiver Ra'Shaun Henry. Henry will revert to the team's injured reserve list if he clears waivers. 

Gotel, who previously signed with the team as an undrafted free agent last season, is a Tacoma native who graduated from Lakes High School. He appeared in two preseason games with Seattle last year, then spent time with the Atlanta Falcons for a brief stint in training camp this year. Gotel previously played in the XFL with the San Antonio Brahmas. Gotel won a Division II National Championship in 2019 at the University of West Florida. In his final season in college, he made 26 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. 

Braswell, an FCS All-American at Missouri State, initially signed with the Seahawks in June, then was waived early in camp. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Braswell was a standout cornerback and kick returner for Missouri State. In 29 career games he recorded six interceptions, 25 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 125 tackles, while as a returner he averaged 30.0 yards per return in three seasons, including touchdowns of 100, 96 and 98 yards. Braswell initially signed with Kansas City following the draft.

Marshall, who is 6-foot-2, 227 pounds, went undrafted out of the University of Buffalo this spring, signing with the Atlanta Falcons. In one season at Buffalo, Marshall had 58 receptions for 719 yards and eight touchdowns, and was named MVP of the Camellia Bowl after recording 11 catches for 127 yards and a score in a win over Georgia Southern. He previously played at Louisville before transferring to Buffalo.

The Seahawks practice in Renton, Wash. on Aug. 16, 2023 for the final public practice of training camp.

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