Reports: Fullback Jacob Hester visits Seahawks
By Brady Henderson
Former Chargers running back Jacob Hester had a free-agent visit with the Seahawks on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
According to the Union-Tribune, the Chargers will rescind their offer to Hester if he doesn’t accept it by Monday. Hester told the Union-Tribune that he has turned down invitations to visit other teams and that he has serious interest in joining the Seahawks.
“I might take another trip later in the week,” he told the Union Tribune. “But I donâ€™t know if I need to go anywhere else.”
Hester, 26, was drafted in the third round in 2008 out of LSU, where he was teammates with new Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn.
While it’s unknown what role Hester would have with the Seahawks, the team has been in the market for a big running back to back up Marshawn Lynch. Seattle signed Kregg Lumpkin last month and had interest in Michael Bush before he signed with the Bears. Hester, though, has been primarily a fullback in his four seasons with the Chargers, and the Seahawks appear to be set at that position after re-signing Pro Bowler Michael Robinson.
Hester rushed for 90 yards last season on a career-high 28 carries. He was also a special teams standout for San Diego, serving as a captain on that unit last season.
According to Schefter, the Seahawks also worked out quarterback Kevin O’Connell, who has played for the Patriots and Jets in four NFL seasons.