Brady Henderson

Seahawks sign Seattle native Steve Schilling

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis warms up during a team practice for baseball's upcoming World Series against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

By Brady Henderson

The Seahawks are bringing in a local product to compete for a spot on their offensive line.

Seattle has signed guard Steve Schilling, who attended Bellevue High School and spent his first three NFL seasons with San Diego. His agent, Doug Hendrickson, announced the deal on Twitter Thursday, and it has since been listed on the league’s official transaction report.

Schilling, 25, was a restricted free agent and was not tendered an offer by the Chargers, who drafted him in the sixth round out of Michigan in 2011. Schilling appeared in 18 games with two starts in three seasons with San Diego.

His addition is another under-the-radar move by the Seahawks, who have not made any major splashes in free agency this year. Seattle signed guard Greg Van Roten to a futures contract in February and have since lost starting right tackle Breno Giacomini in free agency. Paul McQuistan, who has started at both guard and tackle the past three seasons, is an unrestricted free agent.

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