Seahawks Sign WR Darece Roberson

The Seahawks made a roster move before the start of training camp, signing receiver Darece Roberson and waiving cornerback Saivion Smith.

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(Photo courtesy of Wayne State University)

The Seahawks added more depth at receiver just before the start of training camp, signing former Wayne State University standout Darece Roberson.

Cornerback Saivion Smith was waived to make room on the 90-man roster.

Roberson, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound speedster—he ran a 10.79-second 100-yard dash in high school—was a big-play threat as a receiver and return man in college, averaging more than 20 yards per catch twice (21.44 in 2018 and 20.76 in 2019) while also becoming the second player in school history to score touchdowns on kick and punt returns. Roberson finished his college career with 92 catches for 1,767 yards and 24 touchdowns in 43 games, 33 of them starts. As a senior, Roberson had 34 catches for 706 yards and nine scores, and added 118 rushing yards on just seven carries. He also averaged 32.3 yards per kick return as a senior, gaining 324 yards on 10 returns, including a 96-yard touchdown in the final game of his college career.

Roberson went undrafted in 2020, was signed by Arizona this spring prior to the draft, then later was waived in May. Prior to attending Wayne State, Roberson was a three-sport athlete at Mona Shores High School, also competing in basketball and track and field, serving as a captain in all three sports.

Smith, who went undrafted out of Alabama in 2019, was claimed by Seattle after being waived by Dallas in May.

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