KIRKLAND, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday they have signed nine free agents to contracts, re-signed four players from their practice squad last season and assigned eight players to NFL Europe.
The free agents who were signed were: defensive tackle LaWaylon Brown of Oklahoma State, defensive tackle Nate Dwyer of Kansas, cornerback Brad Franklin of Louisiana-Lafayette, offensive tackle Isaac Herring of Brigham Young, guard Joey Hollenbeck of Washington
State, cornerback Tony Lukins of New Mexico State, quarterback David Priestley of Pittsburgh, defensive tackle Ron Smith of Lane College and cornerback Derrick Tatum of Kentucky.
The team re-signed safety Walter Bernard, wide receiver Antoine Burns, guard Dustin Kroeker and tight end Casey Poppinga.
Assigned by the Seahawks to NFL Europe were Brown, Franklin,
Hollenbeck, Lukins, Priestley, Smith, Burns and wide receiver Jason
Willis, who spent 2003 on injured reserve.
The NFL Europe draft is Sunday, with NFL Europe training camps to open Feb. 27.