Seahawks to give QB Vernon Adams a tryout, sign TCU’s Trevone Boykin

Apr 30, 2016, 8:14 PM

Former Oregon and Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adam will try out in an attempt to be Seattle's back...

Former Oregon and Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adam will try out in an attempt to be Seattle's backup. (AP)


With the draft in the books, the Seahawks and the rest of the NFL has turned their attention to undrafted free agents.

Here’s a look at players reported to be signing or trying out with the Seahawks, as well as former UW and WSU players heading elsewhere in the NFL.

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• Former Oregon and Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams will receive a tryout with the Seahawks during their rookie minicamp next week, according to multiple reports. Adams broke several passing records in his three seasons with EWU, then finished his career with one year at Oregon. He’s known for his pinpoint accuracy and elusiveness, but at 5 foot 11 he’s been called too small to make it in the NFL. Sound like any other quarterbacks on Seattle’s roster?

• While Adams is trying out, Seattle went ahead and signed ex-TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, he announced on Twitter. He reportedly received a $15,000 signing bonus. Like Adams, Boykin had stellar numbers in college, throwing for 2,054 yards and adding 612 on the ground last season. His season didn’t end well, however, as he was sidelined late in the year with an ankle issue and then was suspended for being involved in a bar fight. He’ll be reunited with his center, Joey Hunt, who the Seahawks took in the sixth round. Entering the draft, Russell Wilson was the lone quarterback on the Seahawks roster, as backup Tarvaris Jackson is still a free agent.

• Other names reported to have signed with the Seahawks: Michigan State wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett; Florida Atlantic defensive tackle Brandin Bryant; Colorado State cornerback DeAndre Elliot; Western Kentucky tight end George Fant; Oregon linebacker Christian French; North Alabama cornerback Darvell Harris; Florida International defensive lineman Lars Koht; Rutgers linebacker Steve Longa; and Arizona offensive lineman Lene Maiava.

• A pair of wide receivers out of UW, Marvin Hall and Jaydon Mickens, have signed with the Oakland Raiders, confirmed by Husky football’s Twitter account. Hall showed off perhaps the most impressive athleticism of any participant at UW’s Pro Day last month, but he had modest stats for the Huskies; his nine receptions, 206 yards and one touchdown were all career highs in 2015. Mickens, meanwhile, was the closest thing to a No. 1 receiver Washington had last season. He hauled in 58 passes for 692 yards and two touchdowns, marking the third straight year he totaled over 600 yards.

• Former Huskies tight end Josh Perkins has signed with Atlanta, which he announced on his Instagram account. UW later confirmed it. The 6-foot-4, 226-pound Perkins caught 36 passes for 539 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, his senior year with UW.

• Ex-WSU wide receiver Dom Williams signed with the Chargers. A deep threat in Mike Leach’s offense, he drew some attention with a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at the Cougars’ Pro Day. He had 75 receptions for 1,040 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015, and he topped 100 yards in a game three times. He has a legitimate shot at the Chargers’ roster, as San Diego lost Malcolm Floyd to retirement and didn’t draft a wideout.

• Linebacker Ivan McLennan from Washington State is also going to the Falcons, he announced on his Twitter account.

• Another pass-rushing linebacker from WSU, Kache Palacio, agreed with the Rams, according to his agent Brett Tessler. Interestingly enough, Tessler listed him as both a linebacker and fullback.

• Destiny Vaeao, a second-team All-Pac-12 defensive tackle with the Cougars, signed with Philadelphia. He had 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2015.

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