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Seahawks Sign WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

The Seahawks signed former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. Tuesday afternoon.


The Seahawks signed receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. Tuesday.

Shenault, 25, played college football at the University of Colorado and was a second-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. In his first two seasons, Shenault posted back-to-back 600+ receiving yard seasons, five touchdowns and 121 receptions.

In 2022, Shenault was traded to the Panthers, where he's been since. Shenault helped add variety to the Panthers offense, where he was used in a hybrid position, either at receiver or running back.

"I think Seattle is a good spot because this is going to be a hard-nosed team," Shenault said. "I play with some aggression and I think that's big."

Over his career, he's played in 51 games. Last season, he played in just eight games, after suffering an ankle injury and being placed on injured reserve in November.

And in Shenault, Seahawks fans can expect to get a "Dog, hard worker, a hungry, evolved Viska."

Shenault also has experience as a kick-returner – the Panthers used him at this position in all eight games he played in last season.

"I take pride in it," Shenault said of being able to play multiple roles. "Because there's not that many players that can do so many things and be so effective and I like to do what's asked of me. Whatever I can do to help the team get a W, that's a W for me."

The Seahawks signed wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. on April 2, 2024. Shenault Jr was a second round pick (42nd overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars where he played two seasons before being traded to the Carolina Panthers.

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