Seahawks Sign WR Travis Toivonen

The Seahawks added former University of North Dakota receiver Travis Toivonen on Tuesday. 

North Dakota receiver Travis Toivonen makes a catch during Minnesota NFL football Pro Day Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King)

The Seahawks added to their receiver depth on Tuesday, signing Travis Toivonen, a former four-year starter at the University of North Dakota. The Seahawks had an open spot on the 90-man roster having waived tight end Nick Guggemos on Monday.

Toivonen, who is 6-foot-4, 212 pounds, had 139 catches for 1,719 yards and 13 touchdowns in four seasons at North Dakota, including 48 catches for 684 yards and seven scores as a senior in 2019. He went undrafted in 2020, then earlier this year signed with the Fan Controlled Football League. Most recently Toivonen worked out at the University of Minnesota's Pro Day in April.

Additionally, defensive back Ryan Neal signed his exclusive rights tender on Tuesday. Neal, who first joined the Seahawks as a member of the practice squad in 2019 after stints with the Eagles and Falcons, appeared in 13 games last season, starting four at strongside safety in place of an injured Jamal Adams. He recorded 44 tackles, three tackles for loss and two interceptions last season, one of which clinched Seattle's Week 3 victory over Dallas.

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