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Seahawks Sign Safety K'Von Wallace

The Seahawks signed safety K’Von Wallace on Wednesday, the second safety added during free agency.


The Seahawks signed safety K'Von Wallace on Wednesday, adding another safety with starting experience after signing Rayshawn Jenkins last week.

Wallace, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in 2020, playing primarily on special teams and as a reserve safety over his first three seasons, then spent last season with the Cardinals and Titans, starting 12 of 17 games played, finishing the year with 89 tackles, six passes defensed, one interception and one tackle for loss.

Discussing his decision to sign with the Seahawks, Wallace said, "The culture. This is a winning organization, the 12s, it's just a big fan base."

For Wallace, playing for new Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald is a big plus after seeing what Macdonald's defense did in Baltimore last year.

"I like the system he had in place over there," he said. "I'm a football guru, I watch a lot of defenses, players, systems, and seeing how guys play well in those systems. There were a few safeties on the Ravens last year who played exceptionally well, best of their careers, in that system. I hope to only add value to that same type of system, I hope to thrive in that same type of system. This system is something I feel like suits me. It came down to system, culture, team, and this just seemed like the best fit for me to help the team win and excel in my performance as well."

And in addition to being excited about playing for the Seahawks' new head coach, he also wanted to come to Seattle to build on the legacy built by Pete Carroll during his 14-year run with the franchise.

"Just the longevity he had, the culture that he built," Wallace said. "It was awesome to see the Legion of Boom growing up, watching all my favorite DBs on one team going crazy—Richard Sherman, Kam, he's from Virginia, Earl Thomas, it was loaded. Just the nastiness they played with, the togetherness they played with, I wanted to be a part of that. It's just an organization I feel like is only on the rise. I'm trying to be a part of a winning organization, a winning culture. I want to come in here and help the team win so we can have that ring on our finger."

After releasing Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams prior to the start of the new league year, the Seahawks will look quite a bit different at safety this year, with Jenkins, Wallace, and perhaps other additions, joining 2023 Pro-Bowler Julian Love and Coby Bryant to contend for playing time. The Seahawks also return three players who were rookies last season, sixth-round pick Jerrick Reed II, a special teams standout as a rookie before suffering a torn ACL in Week 11, as well as Jonathan Sutherland and Ty Okada, who were both signed as undrafted free agents.

"I never shy away from competition," Wallace said. "I feel like competing brings out the best in me. It's only going to make me better if Julian Love is out there performing at a high level, and (Rayshawn) Jenkins is out there performing at a high level. I feel like that's contagious, and I'm only going to feed off that. I'm a guy that knows my worth, I'm a guy that's going to do whatever I can to help the team win, whether it's special teams, whether it's on defense, whatever you need me to do, I'm willing to do it. The safety position is one that's so versatile. You can do so many different things with it, and I feel like I can add some versatility. I can play closer to the ball, I can play deep half, I can go out there and cover, whatever you need me to do. I don't want to sit here and say that I'm just this one position, I feel like I'm a defensive back that can play any position you need me to play. I'm just going out there to perform at a high level and trying to win."

The Seahawks signed safety K'Von Wallace who was drafted by the Eagles in the 4th round (127th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. Wallace has spent time with the Eagles, Cardinals and Titans.

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