Seahawks announce three new free agent signings
While the Seahawks have yet to confirm the reported signing of pass rusher Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, the team did announce the addition of three other free agents Thursday.
Seattle confirmed the signing of cornerback Jamar Taylor (which was reported Thursday morning), as well as fullback Nick Bellore and guard Marcus Martin.
Taylor, 28, was a second-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2013. Taylor started just nine games over his first three seasons, though saw increased production after he was traded to the Cleveland Browns. In 2016, his first season with the Browns, Taylor started 14 games and recorded three interceptions, 13 passes defended, and 57 tackles. In 2017, he started 15 games, and had 10 passes defended, a split-sack, and 62 tackles. The Browns ultimately traded Taylor to the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, where he spent half the season before being released in November. Taylor spent the final four games of the 2018 season with the Denver Broncos.
Bellore (6-feet-1, 250-pounds) is an eight-year NFL veteran who began his career at linebacker. He saw his most productive season there in 2016, when he started 10 games for the San Francisco 49ers. Bellore transition to fullback after he signed with the Detroit Lions in 2017.
Martin (6-feet-3, 310-pounds) was drafted out of USC in the fourth round by the 49ers in 2014. He has played primarily at center, though also has experience at right guard and left tackle.